AceShowbiz - Is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" heading back for more reshoots this month? Just four months ahead of the film's May release, director Ron Howard reportedly has scheduled more reshoots for the Han Solo stand-alone film for a few weeks beginning at the end of January until at least February.
The report was first broken by a Reddit user going by the name Hufflepuffins, who previously revealed the film would resume filming in July 2017 following the director shakeup. As reported before, Howard stepped in as director after Lucasfilm fired original helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller just four months into filming.
"Solo" is also no stranger to the concept of additional photography. Last June, after Howard came on board, he reportedly reshot roughly 89 percent of the film once the studio became impressed with his approach. Production finally wrapped in October, with the helmer revealing via Twitter the official title of the solo flick.
In related news, the recently-surfaced Lego sets contain major reveals about the Alden Ehrenreich-starring film. As pointed out by Comic Book Movie, [SPOILER ALERT!] both young Han (Ehrenreich) and his mentor Tobias Beckett, played by Woody Harrelson, seemingly will disguise themselves as Stormtroopers and come bundled with a TIE Fighter. Thus, Han dressing up as an Imperial in "A New Hope", in which he was played by Harrison Ford, clearly was not the first time he's disguised as a Stormtrooper.
Other reveals from the toys include more new look at Stormtroopers and landspeeders. The toys also tease the film will finally take fans to Han's home of Corellia, as vicious-looking Corellian hounds can be seen among them. While the toys finally unveil the name of Emilia Clarke's character, Qi'Ra, it's assumed that she will die in the film, as she was not featured in "A New Hope".
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is due out in the U.S. on May 25, with Donald Glover starring as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo returning as Chewbacca, and Paul Bettany being tapped in an undisclosed role. Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.