Taking to twitter on Thursday, Howard shared a short video showing the crew getting ready for a crane shot, and gave a glimpse at a massive green-screen curtain surrounding the perimeter of set — showing how the film will blend CGI with on-location filming.
Later, Howard posted a fascinatingly cryptic video of what appears to be the shouldering wreckage of a damaged speeder lying in an abandoned junkyard.
“Where old Speeders go to die,” Howard hinted in the caption.
While it might not give away much, it’s a much more substantive look at the production than the 63-year-old filmmaker has given fans thus far.
Since taking over the production from directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord, Howard has tantalized fans with somewhat banal behind-the-scenes shots that don’t give any real hints as to the plot.
Howard also revealed the name of the upcoming prequel: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.
Recently, ET caught up with Woody Harrelson who stars in the upcoming Young Han Solo project, and he opened up about how filming has been under new leadership.
“Fortunately, the force is still very much with us,” Harrelson shared. “It’s great that Ron came along when he did.”
The Glass Castle actor also dished on co-star Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the iconic space smuggler, praising him as a “great actor and a great guy, [with a] great sense of humour.” Check out the video below to hear more from Harrelson about why this upcoming sci-fi epic might be “one of the funnier ‘Star Wars’ movies” thus far.
The long-awaited Han Solo “Star Wars” story is scheduled for release in May 2018.
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