The latest bit of information from behind the scenes of the untitled Han Solo anthology film has director Ron Howard teasing a few of the costumes soon to be featured in the motion picture proper. After former co-directors Chris Lord and Phil Miller were fired by Kathleen Kennedy and the powers that be at Lucasfilm, many fans of the iconic Star Wars character and feature film property have been left in a bit of a lurch, in regards to where the movie might be headed from a creative standpoint.
According to the latest reports, most of the footage already shot by Lord and Miller is still usable, meaning the planned 2018 release date of the untitled Han Solo movie is still a very likely possibility. While it's still a bit of a head scratcher when it comes to parsing why Disney decided to part ways with Lord and Miller, Howard definitely seems determined to keep things moving behind the scenes - and the latest image from the set gives potential a sneak peek at the wardrobe for one prominent character in particular.
In an official Twitter post published to his personal account (see below), Howard has just offered moviegoers eager to see the untitled Han Solo movie a sneak peek at the wardrobe closet containing clothes whose design and color scheme appear to match that of Lando Calrissian. Donald Glover is all set to take on the role of the smooth-talking smuggler and friend to the titular protagonist as portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich in the new film, and by the looks of things his duds are all lined up and are in impeccable order.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 11, 2017
Ever since Billy Dee Williams first wooed audiences as the ever charming - and characteristically deceptive - Lando for the first time in The Empire Strikes Back from 1980, the character soon to be portrayed by Glover has remained a near constant fan-favorite among Star Wars super fans the world over. And after teasing an impeccable take on Williams' fastidiously styled mustache, Glover also now apparently has the clothes to match.
Lord and Miller may have seemed to be the perfect fit for a light-hearted take on the character as the former co-directors of the untitled Han Solo movie, though Howard will hopefully try his very best to keep the production moving along with a certain indebtedness to the former duo's creative intentions. For now, here's to hoping that things continue to develop in a positive direction from here on out.
Source: Ron Howard
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- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019