Director Ron Howard is currently in residence at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, utilizing the sound editing and VFX facilities to put the finishing touches on a little film in the Star Wars galaxy called Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Howard knows there's a lot riding on this film, with several notable personalities saying franchise fatigue is setting in. He's not letting this bother him of course, but he does know how to tease just enough to attempt to alleviate fears.
While the Solo teaser did have some familiar characters and a glance or two of ships, the image Howard tweeted out this evening from the edit bay is pretty good:
He even responded to a tweet from someone who voiced concern that the film, which comes out on May 25th, was still being edited.
And, there was confirmation that we'll be getting another trailer at some point before the release:
Ron took over the director's chair from Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who were originally signed on to direct and made it through what was reported to be almost a third of the film before Kathleen Kennedy fired them. The reasons for the split were varied, and none have been fully confirmed yet, but Howard was brought in within two days of the news breaking.
Alden Ehrenreich is playing smuggling scoundrel Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo is playing young Chewbacca, Donald Glover is playing young Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke is playing Kira, and Woody Harrelson is Tobias Beckett.
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25th 2018.