Untitled Han Solo Film director, Ron Howard, is using his 2m Twitter followers to tease multiple elements surrounding his take on the origin story for everyone’s favourite galactic outlaw, Han Solo. He recently tweeted the following picture of what looks to be the entrance to a mine, accompanied by the comment “spicey?” and it didn’t take the internet long to figure out that he was referring to the infamous Kessel Run.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 20, 2017
Star Wars fans will know that The Kessel Run is the route that smugglers used to move spice from the mines on Kessel, and Harrison Ford’s laconic smuggler made no bones about using the record as his calling card. It was even referenced in J.J. Abrams The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley’s Rey incorrectly quoted his time as “14 parsecs” before she was gruffly corrected by a still proud Solo.
So it now looks as though we’re going to see that iconic moment play out on film, along with Solo (Alden Ehrenreich – Hail Caesar) winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). And that’s about all we’ve ever known about Han Solo being completely demystified, leaving the rest of the movie to create some new myths and legend.
Ron Howard (The Da-Vinci Code, The Grinch) stepped on board when Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) were jettisoned from the production for creative differences, having completed most of the shoot. With the amount of fresh scoops provided by Howard’s social media, it’s fair to say that a large chunk of the film is being completely redone.
The Untitled Han Solo film features Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson as Han’s mentor, Beckett, alongside Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Westworld‘s Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The Untitled Han Solo film will be released on 25th May 2018.