Following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo spin-off film, fans have grown quite concerned over the film's status. Details about the film were kept under wraps throughout most of the shoot, but with Ron Howard taking over directing duties, it would appear that Lucasfilm has grown less strict about what the cast and crew are able to post on social media about the experience. Star Emilia Clarke recently took the opportunity to celebrate a social media milestone by posting a video of Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
In a Instagram far far away....... 💫 (Or in pinewood backlot filming #untitledhansolomovie ) One CHEWBACCA (and one @emilia_clarke) wanted to THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU 10 MILLION WONDERSTAR-INCREDIBLE DREAM MAKERS for following me!!! 🏁✌️♥️ Yup. Those dreamboats at @starwars said yes, this furry ball of joy could help me thank you personally... @joonassuotamo you are more than just a cute nose and lotta hair to me. #allhailthewookieofourdreams #behindthescenes #behindthelove ❤️💪🏻🙌👌🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆❤️
Having been played by Peter Mayhew in all previous live-action films, Suotamo has some pretty big shoes to
Clarke isn't the only one to be showing off behind-the-scenes looks of the Wookiee, with Ron Howard posting a photo of Chewbacca looking at a monitor displaying footage of a scene earlier this month.
Since Howard has taken over the directing responsibilities, he has regularly teased fans with vague and cryptic photos and videos, ranging from trash cans to water bottles to characters' wardrobes.
The Han Solo spin-off will be hitting theaters May 24, 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 will come on as the director to see the production to completion.