Ron Howard tweets on-set photos of Chewbacca

Lucasfilm has clearly been prioritizing Rian Johnson's upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, since that's the next movie on the docket, but the production company has yet to show an official photo from the Han Solo movie, which releases mere months after The Last Jedi hits theaters.

After being silent for some time, director Ron Howard finally breaks his silence and hints on who will be the antagonists for the "Han Solo" movie.

Have you ever wondered how Han Solo knew how to use the "Boring conversation anyway" control panel aboard the Death Star? The studio chose to skip both D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con this summer with regard to revealing anything about the Han Solo film, but that hasn't stopped Howard from taking matters into his own hands. "Things are a little rough all over the Galaxy", Howard captioned the clip. This has not been confirmed yet, though it will not come as a surprise should the planet destroyer end up in the movie.

The helmer shared a picture of the familiar helmet worn by its Imperial soldiers on Twitter.

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In Star Wars continuity, the original Death Star was under construction when Han Solo was a child and took, in total, nearly 20 years to complete.

Alden Ehrenreich is on board as the young Han, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

According to what is now called "Legends" or the Extended Universe, Han Solo once served for the Empire, /Film reports. But his newest photo teases the appearance of at least one Imperial baddie.

Fans, embrace yourselves, as the Han Solo movie will be premiered in cinemas 25 May 2018.

  • Michelle Webb