Ron Howard has shared yet another photo from the set of the upcoming young Han Solo movie. Howard boarded the project earlier this summer following the sudden exit by directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were reportedly three weeks from completing principal photography on the film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. The acclaimed director quickly got up to speed on the spin-off film, and he's been teasing his followers on social media ever since.
So far, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has shown anxious Star Wars fans what his shoes look like while standing around the Han Solo set, as well as what hyperspace looks like projected onto a screen while filming. Although most of his tweets haven't provided much information about the young Han Solo movie's secretive, yet heavily publicized production, he did offer fans their first look at Glover's young Lando Calrissian -- and now he's back with more not-so-subtle teases.
Following this morning's massive information drop about Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII -- The Last Jedi, Ron Howard has tweeted another picture from the set of the young Han Solo movie. Instead of Chewbacca examining a scene on a monitor, this time, Howard himself is looking over a scene. Take a look:
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 9, 2017
Since the photo was taken from far away, it's difficult to make out exactly what Howard is looking at and what the scene is about. However, eagle-eyed viewers may notice that one of the characters facing the camera seems to resemble a Twi'lek. For those that don't know, Twi'leks are humanoid aliens from the planet Ryloth that first appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi. They have since been included in various Star Wars media, such as Star Wars Rebels, with characters like Hera Syndulla. The characters in the photo (on the screen) appear to be at some sort of gathering. It's possible that they are dining at a local cantina, which is not only a place that virtually every Star Wars movie incorporates but also the type of establishment that Han Solo tends to frequent.
The currently untitled Han Solo movie releases in less than a year and Lucasfilm has yet to announce the movie's official title, let alone debut any actual footage. It's understandable that production was delayed due to the original directors' departures, but the studio has missed their opportunity to market the movie at both D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, meaning their next option would either be New York Comic Con or simply wait to debut the first trailer with The Last Jedi this December.
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