A brief new video from the set of Ron Howard's Han Solo film shows a speeder bike that's worse for the wear. Lucasfilm's upcoming young Han Solo film may have gone through one of Hollywood's biggest shake-ups in recent memory, but things seem to be well in hand for the spinoff. Like Rogue One before it, Han Solo seems to have come out on the other side of its production issues and is all set to hit theaters on schedule. When it does, we'll get new takes on both the infamous smuggler as well as Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian. Glover, for one, thinks Howard is more than capable of delivering a great film. For fans' sake, hopefully he's right.
While the new movie is locked down with Lucasfilm's usual secrecy, the addition of Howard has actually brought with it regular looks behind the curtain. While virtually no images or videos came out during Lord and Miller's tenure as directors, Howard has wisely been teasing fans for weeks with little bits of the filming process. Yesterday, we saw the director looking over the dailies for a mysterious scene. We've also had our first look at the movie's new R2 unit thanks to Howard. Now, something a bit more dangerous has been teased.
Ron Howard took to Twitter to share a short video of the wrecked and flaming husk of a speeder bike. While there's no context for the scene, whoever was riding the vehicle likely isn't faring too well.
Where old Speeders go to die. pic.twitter.com/WITP1xpzvf
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017
Howard isn't the only one who's been offering behind-the-scenes looks at the film. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), who will be playing an undisclosed new character, recently sent out a video of her hanging out with Chewbacca on the set. Along with Glover, Alden Ehrenreich, and Woody Harrelson, Clarke will be one of the film's key characters. A number of other supporting actors will be joining the film in unknown roles too.
After working together on Willow 30 years ago, Howard will re-team with Star Wars veteran Warwick Davis on the new film. Ron's brother Clint will also have a role in the film, continuing their decades of collaboration. While we probably won't learn more about the new characters until the end of the year, the production for Han Solo is still shaping up despite the setbacks.
With Han Solo being the first new Star Wars film to land during the summer, there's no telling when marketing will kick in for the movie. Promotion for The Last Jedi has only begun in earnest this week, so we may have to wait until after the holidays to learn more about next year's Star Wars installment. Whenever more information arrives about Han Solo, we'll let you know.
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- Star Wars 8/Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) release date: Dec 15, 2017
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019