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Following the surprising exit of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ron Howard has been leading the charge on the upcoming Han Solo movie as its new director. Since taking the reins on the second Star Wars Anthology film, Howard has been chronicling his time in a galaxy far, far away on social media. Some of the behind-the-scenes looks have been cool, others have been troll content, but all of them indicate that Howard is having a great time shooting the Han Solo movie. One of his latest photos reaffirms that, as we see Howard having some fun with one of the props.
The Han Solo movie has a lot of skilled people working off camera, but evidently this droid is being difficult and not following the instructions Ron Howard delivered to it. One can only hope that we one day reach a point where a droid/robot can legitimately work on a Star Wars movie, but for now, we'll take Howard posing its arms to look like its operating that control board. This wasn't the only droid who popped up on Howard's Twitter feed, either. He also posed next to an orange astromech unit, who evidently has been equally as challenging.
Along with these new behind-the-scenes photos, Ron Howard also dropped a small casting update. When a fan expressed hope that Howard's brother, Clint, would appear in the Han Solo movie, Howard responded, "You won't be disappointed." Clint Howard has popped up in many of his brother's movies, like Apollo 13, EDtv, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cinderella Man, so the fact that the Han Solo movie sounds like it will be another family affair is wonderful. Now the question is if Clint will look like himself in the movie or if he'll be made up to look like one of the Star Wars galaxy's unusual aliens. Fingers crossed it's the latter.
Taking place years before Han Solo became a Rebel hero in A New Hope, the still-untitled Han Solo movie will follow the scoundrel in his younger years as he makes a name for himself as a smuggler and gets into intergalactic hijinks. While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, one moment Star Wars fans will likely see is how Han won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. The movie's main cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Han Solo movie blasts its way into theaters on May 25, 2018.