Ron Howard is off and piloting the Millennium Falcon on the set of Star Wars‘ Han Solo prequel – and he’s shared a photo to prove it.
The director got to work on the next Star Wars Story on Thursday (June 29), shooting what he described as a “cool scene” — and he even posted this spoiler-y picture…
Okay, so there might not actually be any major spoilers in that photo, unless bottled wars is pivotal in helping Han and the Chewie outrun Jabba the Hutt. Don’t tease us like this, Ron!
Ron Howard officially joined the Lucasfilm and Disney blockbuster following a period of huge turmoil when original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the movie in the middle of production.
“I’m beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77,” Howard tweeted when he took the job.
“I hope to honour the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.”.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy later praised Howard’s Han Solo hiring: “We believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began 40 years ago.
“With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie.”
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have largely remained silent about the reasons behind their departure, aside from Miller dropping a sly Star Wars reference on Twitter earlier in the week.
The untitled Han Solo prequel is still scheduled for a May 2018 release.
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