After taking over directorial duties of the Han Solo spin-off, Ron Howard has been incredibly active on social media, even teasing different elements of what to expect in the upcoming film. The director recently teased on Twitter that you should expect to see his brother, Clint Howard, featured in the film in some capacity.
You won't be disappointed— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017
Although Ron's brother might not have the same recognition as the filmmaker, many audiences would certainly recognize him as "that guy" which they've seen in countless films and TV shows.
Interestingly, one of Clint's first, and most memorable, roles came when he was only a child, starring in an episode of Star Trek as the villain Balok in 1966. Since then, the actor has gone on to star in a variety of different films, like Cocoon, Backdraft, Apollo 13, and Far and Away. Despite having over 200 credits to his name, it's his roles in his brother's films that seem to be the most memorable.
With his notoriety stemming from his interesting appearance, earning him a reputation as a character actor, we can only begin to imagine what type of role he could have in the upcoming film.
Considering Howard took over
The untitled Han Solo film lands in theaters May 25, 2018.
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The Han Solo movie is being produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the second standalone Star Wars movie following Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016.
Set prior to the events of Han Solo’s first appearance in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo. The film is said to show how Han Solo and Chewbacca first met Lando Calrissian, played by Glover.
Filming on the Han Solo movie began in January 2017 with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller directing. Principal photography began at Pinewood Studios in February. Lord and Miller left the Han Solo movie in June, having reportedly been fired over creative differences. Ron Howard then came on as the director to see the production to completion.