Ron Howard Teases Chewie In New Han Solo BTS Pic


Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller, and filming has now resumed ahead of the movie’s expected release in May of 2018. Providing Disney and Howard can make that initial deadline, of course.

With nary a mention of the film codenamed Solo at D23 last month, it’s clear that all involved have their nose to the grindstone, so don’t expect to see any official footage of the Han Solo origin story for another few months at least. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that fans will have to endure a lengthy radio silence, as director Ron Howard has now taken to Twitter to share a couple of BTS goodies.

Down below, you’ll see a shot of the director behind the monitor, with none other than Chewie on screen. Meanwhile, there’s also two videos straight from the set to pour over, which apparently depict “a rough part of the galaxy,” according to Howard. There’s no context given for what we might be looking at, but feel free to speculate in the usual place.

The as-yet-untitled Han Solo anthology movie will be with us on May 25th, 2018. One year later, Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) and his team will bring about the end of Disney’s rebooted Star Wars trilogy with Episode IX, though with tentative plans in places for new movies all the way up until 2022, this is a franchise that shows no sign of slowing down – not now, and perhaps not ever.

Things are a little rough all over the Galaxy

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