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Clint Howard to Star in Han Solo Film and New R2 Unit Revealed

That’s some serious brotherly love!

Although we’ve known about the Star Wars spin-off for a while now, LucasFilm have been pretty tight-lipped about the upcoming (and still untitled) Han Solo film, so up until now, our (epic) news page has been pretty devoid of Han Solo info (you know, apart from the fact that LucasFilm fired some of the best directors in the bizz).

Since taking over the role as director in June, the only snippets of information we’ve been able to get out of Ron Howard is from his incredibly active social media accounts – and now, he’s shared some pretty awesome news, revealing the first look at the brand new R2 unit, and a brand new addition to the cast.

Yep, take it all in! This new robot is a little different from the R2-D2 we all know and love, with his iconic blue bodywork changed to gold. Could this mean there will be a different R2 unit in the spin-off? We’re keeping a beady eye on Howard’s Twitter page to find out.

In his previous movies, Ron Howard has nearly always found space for his actor brother, Clint Howard, to do his thang, and fans have been wondering whether he will cameo in the Han Solo spinoff. After all, Clint has been in a whopping 17 movies directed by his brother, including Cocoon, Apollo 13, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. One fan decided to ask him outright, to which he replied, ‘You won’t be disappointed.’

Cryptic! So that means we finally have an up to date cast list for the Han Solo film, including Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K Williams and Clint Howard. I mean, that’s pretty darn awesome.

The spin-off is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. And hopefully we’ll get an official title some time soon…

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