Oscar-winning director Ron Howard took to Twitter this weekend to indicate his untitled Han Solo film has entered the post-production phase. The tweet, which you can check out below, doesn’t reveal much info, but it does include a photo featuring a Star Wars-themed Starbucks parody mug that reads “May the froth be with you.”
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 8, 2017
Though the film is likely undergoing reshoots at this time, it seems editing work is simultaneously in progress. Upon Howard’s hiring on the film — replacing 21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller — it was reported that he was to “soothe a rattled set and…pore over a rough edit to see what the project has and still needs.”
Having started out in showbiz as a child star on The Andy Griffith Show, Howard went on to star in the cult ’70s flick American Graffiti, which was directed by a young pre-Star Wars George Lucas. After a long stint on TV’s Happy Days, Howard made his foray into directing, working on comedy films like Night Shift and Gung Ho. Eventually, Howard delved into genre films, tackling epics such as Apollo 13 and the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind. Most recently, he helmed his Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons follow-up film, the Tom Hanks-led Inferno. Interestingly, Howard was approached by Lucas to direct 1999’s Star Wars prequel The Phantom Menace.
Recently, it was reported by Star Wars News Net that Disney was pleased with a sizzle reel that was shown from the film. “A month ago a Han Solo sizzle reel was shown to Disney licensees and we hear people were very impressed with it. That’s a fact,” the outlet wrote on Twitter. “They were especially impressed with [Donald] Glover [as Lando Calrissian] and Ehrenreich, That’s why we think Alden will do just fine as young Han.”
Based off a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson. The as-yet-untitled Star Wars anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
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