Director Ron Howard continues to dominate social media and his teases of the Han Solo spin-off, this time revealing some of the very first footage of one of the upcoming film's sets.
Where old Speeders go to die. pic.twitter.com/WITP1xpzvf— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017
In one video, Howard shared an up close look at a wrecked speeder, complete with smoke and flames. Based purely on the wreckage, it's hard to tell exactly what kind of speeder this could be or if we've seen it in another film.
In another video he posted to social media, we got a long distance look at what appears to be a massive junkyard where his other video was most likely taking place.
Rehearsing a crane shot as we wait for sundown - pic.twitter.com/gg2MJ0aAAK— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 10, 2017
Although it's tough to deduce what this location is and what could be taking place there, some social media users have theorized that these videos could include glimpses of pod racers, the vehicles made famous in The Phantom Menace. Considering the film will be exploring Han Solo's early days, it wouldn't be that surprising that certain sequences could take place at a pod race, with the smuggler trying to make a quick buck by gambling.
The footage above might not reveal too much information about the upcoming film, but they're still notable for being the first videos he's posted of the actual set. He has previously teased footage from the set, only to show off a package of water bottles.
The director has also regularly posted images from the set, including glimpses of droids, aliens, Chewbacca, and even a stand-in for Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian. One photo, in fact, showed a somewhat blurry figure piloting the Millenium Falcon, which many believed to be Glover himself, only for Howard to later delete the photo.
The untitled Han Solo film is set to debut on May 25, 2018.
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.