It's a good time to be a Star Wars fan. The Last Jedi is just around the corner, and Disney currently has two standalone films in the works. And while the franchise is currently keeping the contents of the next sequel tightly under wraps, another Star Wars director has been doing quite the opposite. Since taking on the position from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, director Ron Howard has been regularly posting images from the set on social media, teasing Han's solo adventure to the generations of the fans. And the latest of these features everyone favorite Wookie, Chewbacca. Check it out.
If I was looking at monitors of Chewbacca's face, I'd probably be grinning as well. Ron Howard seems to be thoroughly enjoying his time helming a Star Wars movie, and bringing both Han and his buddy Chewie to silver screen.
Ron Howard's posts on Instagram seem to be really helping to keep the hopes high for young Han Solo's big screen adventure. Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord departed the project months ago due to creative differences with the studio, with many fans fearing for how the final product would turn out. Luckily for us, Howard has routinely been giving us sneak peeks on the set of the untitled anthology film, which is no doubt helping to keep the audiences excited.
Even cast members like Donald Glover have mentioned their discomfort with the director change. Specifically Glover has expressed fear that he's not necessarily who Ron Howard would have cast in the role of Lando Calrissian.
While Ron Howard has been generous with sneak peeks onto the set of the film, the Young Han Solo movie is still very much a mystery in regards to plot and contents. In fact, we don't even know who some of the main characters are. Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Westorld's Thandie Newton are playing still unknown roles, as well as Michael K. Williams and Star Wars living legend Warwick Davis.
But we do know that Chewbacca will play a major role, and we'll likely see how he and Han Solo ended up traveling through the galaxy together. While their backstory was previously explained in the novels, it's entirely possible that the standalone film will change their history. One thing is clear: after Han's tragic death in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it's going to be great to see he and Chewie together again.
The still untitled Han Solo movie is set to arrive in theaters on May 25, 2018, and it's unclear when we'll get more information about the film's contents, but you'll be able to return to the galaxy far, far away with The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017. In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.