Ron Howard Releases a 'Han Solo' Image Showing Donald Glover's Lando

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 9:35PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Han Solo
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 9:35PM
Ron Howard Releases a 'Han Solo' Image Showing Donald Glover's Lando
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Through all the upheavals that the still-untitled Han Solo film has gone through, one thing which thankfully hasn't changed is Donald Glover's casting as a young Lando Calrissian. 

While we got a teaser from new director Ron Howard (replacing the duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller) last week showing off Lando's impressive wardrobe, the new Star Wars director posted something more substantial on his Instagram account during filming. Because behind Howard's head in this new set photo is a shot of Glover's Lando in the cockpit of what appears to be the Millennium Falcon - or at least Glover's body double, as the photo is rather blurry:

lining up a shot today from my director's monitor

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Despite the low quality of the image, since this is a picture within a picture, this is first real shot of young Lando that's been released. But the bright yellow jacket is still easy to make out, and it matches up perfectly with the style in the eclectic wardrobe photo we saw last week. Wherever Lando is when we're introduced to him, he's not going to be a penniless orphan like Han Solo is likely to be - he's already going to have his fancy taste in clothes well before he becomes the head of Cloud City. 

#UntitledHanSoloMovie  Care to guess whose closet this is?

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The fact that Lando's slumped over inside the Falcon is also important, because the story will follow Solo as he gets his name as a notorious smuggler, and part of that means getting himself a Millennium Falcon. As you might remember from Empire Strikes Back, that ship used to belong to Lando before Han won it through a gambling match, so this shot would either take place before then, or (because he looks rather upset here) maybe just afterward. 

We're not likely to see a new trailer for some time to come, thanks to the filming troubles and the very small amount of attention Disney gave it at their D23 expo. But hopefully a better look and both the movie and Lando will come soon, instead of more small hints like this one.

The untitled Han Solo movie is scheduled to come out May 25, 2018.
 
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