Another important character has wrapped in Episode IX – BB-8, per puppeteer Brian Herring, who shared some behind-the-scenes pictures from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi for the occasion.
So who’s still working? John Boyega, for one.
Ron Howard has been busy these last couple days. On Wednesday, he shared a video of the last day of scoring with composer John Power. On Friday, he tweeted that the Solo edit is locked the score is done, and then proceeded to share images of mixing, a VFX review, more mixing and… Reviewing?
The movie is in the “final stages of post,” he tweeted Saturday evening. “It’s gratifying to see everybody’s dedication to this story – going back to 2012 – adding up in such a fun & satisfying way. So much talent involved.”
He also reminds us that another trailer is coming – though it’s anyone’s guess as to when it’ll show up. The movie is (still) out May 25.
Head under the cut to see all the images.
So, a mine shaft, the caption “Spicey?” What else could this be but the famed spice mines of Kessel, finally making their big-screen debut? (Yes, they were on Rebels, which showed that Wookiees were sent there… Hmm.) Presumably.
I wouldn’t put any bets on Han encountering a snot-nosed kid named Kyp there, though at least this time around there’s no Solo daughter (…hopefully) for him to creepily flirt with a few decades down the line…
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson shares some soothing porg facts.
Ron Howard dropped a casting surprise on Twitter Friday – Paul Bettany, in (what looks to be) costume. “The Outer Rim just got a little bit wilder,” the director wrote.
Director Ron Howard tweeted that the “wildly impressive” Donald Glover, who’s playing Lando Calrissian, has wrapped on the Han Solo film.
Check out a few more of Howard’s recent tweets and Instagrams under the cut
Ron Howard shares another somewhat revealing shot from the Han Solo film – this time with an image of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian on his monitor.
Another Twitter snap by new Hanthlogy director Ron Howard shows us Chewbacca – and a brief, fuzzy look at two Wookiees having a moment. Will we be seeing Chewie’s family on screen, for the first time since the Holiday Special? Or, given that Chewbacca himself is behind the camera, two new Wookiees entirely?
Chewbacca’s wife, Malla, and son, Lumpawaroo, both appeared in the Aftermath books, making them canon again. We’ve also seen, most notably in Rebels, that the concept of the Empire enslaving Wookiees for labor was also maintained. That was a major part of the Han and Chewbacca backstory in the noncanon Legends timeline (introduced in Brian Daley’s Han Solo novels), and could possibly be revisited in the film.