Solo Director Ron Howard Offers A Sneak Peek At The Film’s TIE Fighter Chase


Ron Howard has posted a Solo status report straight from the hallowed halls of Skywalker Ranch.

Pegged to arrive on May 25th, the Star Wars anthology flick is currently simmering in post-production, where Howard and the technical wizards of Industrial Light & Magic are running the rule over Han Solo’s maiden voyage.

It’s shaping up to be a doozy, too, what with the all-star cast – Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover…to name but three – and incredible attention to detail. Much like The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi before it, there also appears to be a greater emphasis on practical effects over CGI – gone are the days when 75 percent of a Star Wars movie was rendered digitally – though Howard’s latest Tweet is designed to draw attention to what appears to be the film’s big set piece.

First spotted by Screen Rant, the following image shows a TIE Fighter shooting off-screen – presumably towards the Millennium Falcon – and if you lean close enough you’ll notice a handful of other ships in pursuit. Indeed, one would assume that this particular shot is pulled from Solo‘s incredible storm cloud chase sequence, in which a looming Star Destroyer hunts the Falcon before the latter vessel encounters a giant, tendrilled beast. And, well, it would be foolish to remind Han that the odds aren’t necessarily in his favor…

On May 25th, Solo: A Star Wars Story punches it all the way into theaters. And it’s looking increasingly likely that the young, wet-behind-his-ears smuggler is about to come face-to-face with a villain known only as Enfys Nest. Cue the speculation.

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