Following on from yesterday’s behind-the-scenes images, director Ron Howard has now taken to Twitter to share another photo from the set of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which he posted with the caption “spicy”.
Given the caption, it’s probably safe to assume that this is an entrance to the spice mines of Kessel, a labour camp where various species including Wookiees were used as slaves to mine spice – a mineral turned into a dangerous drug. Han Solo is of course renowned for making the Kessel Run – a hyperspace route used by smugglers to move spice from the mines – in the Millennium Falcon in “less than twelve parsecs”, something we’re presumably going to see play out on screen in the Anthology movie.
Han Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Beckett (Solo’s mentor), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War), Ian Kenny (Sing Street), and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.