UPDATE 2! Han Solo Director Ron Howard Shares a Photo of an Imperial Helmet On Set, Chewie and More!

In typical Ron Howard fashion, the director of the upcoming Han Solo movie has recently shared a couple more tweets, giving fans a brief and unrevealing glimpse at Pinewood studios and another that is a little more interesting, revealing a familiar Imperial helmet.

 

 

August 17, 2017

 

Here’s the brief video he shared behind the scenes at Pinewood:

 

 

 

And now the helmet:

 

 

 

At first glance, I recognized it for its similarity to the Imperial Gunner/Engineer helmet:

 

 

 

But after looking at it more closely, it definitely shares more of a resemblance with the Imperial Navy Fleet Trooper Helmet as seen throughout the OT, and it may even be identical, though it’s hard to tell from just the one profile view:

 

 

It’s also possible that it is a new design blending the open-faced style of the fleet trooper helmet with the more aerodynamic design of the Imperial gunner helmet. The set is very similar to the scene shown above, so I suspect the helmet will most likely belong to a trooper in the background at an Imperial installation or stationed on a starship.

 

Stay tuned to Star Wars News Net as we will continue to keep you updated on the upcoming Han Solo movie.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

August 18, 2017

 

And here’s yet another tweet from Howard, this time with the good old Chewie:

 

 

 

Obviously it’s a shot at Chewie between the takes, since you can see some cast members or extras having fun on the set.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

August 19, 2017

 

And two more videos from the set. It seems like they are filming in some kind of junkyard. Could this be the interior to these photos we shared with you a few months ago?

 


 

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31 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Han Solo Director Ron Howard Shares a Photo of an Imperial Helmet On Set, Chewie and More!

  • August 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm
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    Ohh nostalgia! Aren’t we sick of these empty signifiers of a franchise’s past glory yet?

    • August 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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      We are in the middle of new glory.

    • August 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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      No, because this isn’t the past anymore, the film is coming out next year and the story takes place when the Empire is still growing.

    • August 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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      If it’s an “empty” signifier, then how can it also be nostalgic?

      • August 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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        Hey that’s a good point. I guess a better way to say that might be “signifiers devoid of originality.”

        • August 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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          Star Wars has never been original. If that’s your bar, you must be eternally disappointed.

  • August 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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    If it doubles as a giant bowl for my Cocoa Krispies, I want one.

  • August 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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    Even he gets boarded sometimes.

  • August 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    No offense, but how do you mix those helmets up? Maybe I played too much Dark Forces

  • August 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    Hard to tell? Seriously? It’s quite obvious the exact same helmet as shown in the OT pic. How on earth do you confuse it with the gunner helmet?

    • August 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm
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      Exactly. And yet, plenty of websites and youtube shows are running with the notion that this is the helmet of a Death Star gunner.

  • August 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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    Clearly the naval trooper helmet…no mistake about…TheForce.net site go one step further trying to make out it’s on the Death Star which also clearly it is not

    • August 17, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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      Death Star? Please God, for all that is sacred, not again.

    • August 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm
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      I must of missed the part of TheForce.net trying to make out its on the Death Star, because clearly there is no mention of it.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    Dark Helmet from Spaceballs ?

  • August 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm
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    how could you confuse it with the gunner helmet? lol

  • August 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm
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    OBIWAN MOVIEEEEEEEEE

  • August 18, 2017 at 5:47 am
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    GIMME MORE!!!

  • August 18, 2017 at 8:14 am
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    HOPEFULLY THIS MEANS WE GET —— VADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • August 18, 2017 at 3:27 pm
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      How/ why did you come up with that from a Navy Trooper helmet?

    • August 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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      No Vader. Actually should have very little Empire.

    • August 19, 2017 at 1:00 am
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      “HOPEFULLY THIS MEANS WE GET —— BUTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
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      FTFY.

  • August 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm
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    Well, they used wookie slaves to build the Death Star so why couldn’t Han going into the Imperial Navy and rescuing Chewie from the Death Star slave crews be a thing? It makes sense.

    • August 20, 2017 at 1:00 am
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      Probably because Han did not recognize the Death Star in Ep.4.

      • August 23, 2017 at 10:12 pm
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        Neither him nor Chewie would have had to be in the main station or framework for it to happen. The constructed the dish separately. It’s also possible he never saw the exterior but was stationed inside during construction. There’s a lot of ways to make it happen without making it stupid.

  • August 20, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Let’s throw some burgers and ribs on the R2 unit.

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