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Ron Howard offers up a look at a new R2 unit and reveals special cameo for Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off
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Ron Howard offers up a look at a new R2 unit and reveals special cameo for Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off

Ron Howard has shown off more behind the scenes look at the making of the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo. 

The snap, which is below for you, is a photo of a new R2 unit: 


Howard has also promised that his brother Clint, who has made a cameo in almost all of his films, will get a similar chance this time. He said:



22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been working on the movie, which entered production earlier this summer, but left the film last month after disagreements with Lucasfilm. 

Howard, who has most recently worked on Dan Brown adaptation Inferno and hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, was confirmed to take over as director and is now re-working the movie. 

The movie is due to be released on May 25th in 2018 and so far there have been no announcements about a delayed release. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge also have key roles in the spin-off. 

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is out on DVD now. 

You can order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Gareth Edwards

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