Other than alerting fans that his reshoots on the Han Solo spinoff have included Paul Bettany, Ron Howard has been relatively vague the last few weeks about what the upcoming movie will feature. His most recent tweet, however, teases the film could include the smuggler's famous 12-parsec Kessel Run.
Spicey? pic.twitter.com/dLhop8S60T— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) September 20, 2017
The image clearly depicts a mine of some sort, while the caption "spicey" instantly conjures memories of the spice mines of Kessel from the Star Wars films.
In the original Star Wars, when Obi-Wan Kenobi approaches Han for a charter mission to Alderaan, the pilot boasts about how his ship made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
The spinoff film takes place before the events of the original film, so it's possible we'll see the famous journey unfold over the course of the film.
While the mention of the Kessel Run is notable for many reasons, it's important to note the confusion the line of dialogue caused.
Many have believed that a "parsec" was a unit of time, with Solo boasting how quickly the Millenium Falcon could travel. However, a parsec is actually a unit of distance, resulting in confusion to some. Solo's boasting represented that his ship's navigation systems were so advanced that they found a more efficient route to accomplish the Kessel Run, not that the run was accomplished more quickly.
The untitled Han Solo
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