UPDATE! Emilia Clarke Has Wrapped Filming on the Han Solo Movie. Ron Howard Hints at Desperate and Dangerous Times

Director Ron Howard continues to tease us with cool mystic photos taken from the set of the still untitled Han Solo movie. As you know Howard is finishing the movie after directors Lord and Miller were fired due to creative differences with Lucasfilm. The latest tease are two dusty photos depicting a “desperate and dangerous” times in the movie…



Howard shared one of the photos on his Twitter account and the other on his Instagram.




Shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times.

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These photos have a similar feel to the photo Howard shared a few days ago presumably depicting the entrance to the famous spice mines on the planet Kessel. And the words “desperate” and “dangerous” would fit perfectly well with a place where Wookies are forced to work in the mines and have zero hope for survival with minimal life expectancy. And the dusty and smokey look matches with how the mines were depicted in the Star Wars: Rebels show:


The spice mines on Kessel (Rebels)


If you tweak the colors of the first photo and zoom a little bit, you will notice what appears to be two guards wearing helmets and capes and a third person with a belt, who seems to be part of the cast.




If you tweak the colors and zoom the second photo you will discover something even more interesting – a stormtrooper sitting on the ground:




Also at first I thought the light source in the second photo is a lamp but if you lower the brightness you will see that it’s actually an outside light source to what appears to be a cave (mine?) entrance.




The untitled Han Solo movie is still scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release. Ron Howard has been working on completing the movie since June 22, so it’s already been two full months of extensive filming and reshoots. Since some of the major characters from the movie have already wrapped their scenes (like Donald Glover), we can speculate that the end of the exhausting principal photography is not very far away.






And here’s yet another sign that we’re getting near the end of the Han Solo principal photography – Emilia Clarke has wrapped filming her scenes for the movie. Here’s Ron Howard’s post on Instagram:




Clarke posted the same photo on her Instagram with a brief message. It’s curious that a few days ago she dyed her hair blond and in the photo with Howard she is still red (as she appeared in the first Han Solo cast photo). Perhaps she was wearing a wig during the reshoots?




Our friend @yeahclarke made a good point about Emilia’s hair and Howard’s clothes:



It definitely looks like Emilia wrapped a few days ago, when Howard announced that Paul Bettany has wrapped as well. since he is wearing the same clothes and we know that Clarke is blonde from 5 days ago.


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32 thoughts on “UPDATE! Emilia Clarke Has Wrapped Filming on the Han Solo Movie. Ron Howard Hints at Desperate and Dangerous Times

  • September 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    This is what I love about Star Wars fandom. Literally taking apart every thread of information to attempt to put together a picture of what to expect from an upcoming installlment. Even if oftentimes these theories tend towards bats# crazy.
    Can’t see the Stormtrooper though … pareidolia?

  • September 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I still don’t think this movie will be out by May. If so, Kudos to Howard for getting the job done.

  • September 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    The fact that Donald Glover has wrapped scenes may not mean there’s not a lot more filming to do. Lando’s appearance in the film may be relegated to Han winning the falcon from him, which could happen early on.

  • September 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Must say, I really like the look of these photos. Mysterious, edgy, dangerous. On first observation, the character on the left with the belt resembles something similar to a cloud city guard.

    • September 25, 2017 at 1:18 am

      That was my first thought as well regarding the character with the belt.

      • September 25, 2017 at 3:18 am

        Looks like an Imperial officer with a utility belt, tbh.

  • September 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    It was desperate and dangerous times cleaning up the mess that Lord and Miller left the film in as well. Thank you Ron Howard for stepping in and bringing back the magic.

  • September 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Nice to see they still use wheelbarrows in a galaxy far, far, away…
    Need something to carry their bricks in I suppose.

  • September 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Just as long as Darth Vader shows up so I can see something I recognize and clap my hands.

    • September 25, 2017 at 3:12 am

      I recognized that RLM joke and I clapped!

    • September 25, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Associate producers Ken and Sue Allen (AKA Mum and Dad).

    • September 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Thank you for that, hadn’t seen it.

    • September 25, 2017 at 6:09 am

      What is this from?

      • September 25, 2017 at 6:39 am

        Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

        (A film I recommend.)

  • September 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

    These sort of shots really get me excited for this film. A bit (or a lot) of grittiness. It’s a new Star Wars film people !!! I have a really positive feeling with Ron Howard bringing things back in line to what a Star Wars film should be. I really hope I don’t have to eat my words on that……

  • September 25, 2017 at 3:15 am

    For some reason I’m getting Temple of a Doom vibes from the look. Diggin the shots. But I’m kindn of over it. I know why Ron’s doing it and good on him, but we know you’be got this locked down pat. I’m done looked at images now, I want to see new Star Wars movies with virgin eyes lol

  • September 25, 2017 at 3:16 am

    I’m 100% convinced that no one on the cast and crew gives a flying fuck that lord and Miller were fired

    • September 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

      They seem very okay with it, lol.

    • September 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      I’m really interested to hear the actual low-down on this. I’d imagine that some sort of “making of” book in the spirit of Rinzler’s volumes will eventually get published, but I’m not sure if whatever drama went down with these guys would be included. But yeah, nobody seems to care that they got canned.

  • September 25, 2017 at 3:21 am

    the second photo looks like an explosion to me, there are even some sparks or something flying through the air to the right

  • September 25, 2017 at 4:01 am

    How are they still shooting this film with any expectation that they’re going to meet the May 2018 release date? Still excited, but wondering when they will actually wrap this film.

  • September 25, 2017 at 4:37 am

    The movie is coming out in December I think

  • September 25, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Emilia Clarke is a very good actress, they are lucky having her in the cast.
    Many people will watch the movie only because she is there.

    • September 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

      I highly doubt that anyone who wasn’t already going to watch this film will suddenly watch it just because she’s in it. Regardless, a movie this high-profile won’t need any star power to succeed – just the Star Wars name.

      • September 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm

        Does depend on if she removes any clothes.

  • September 25, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Some banthas like to wear the same clothes every day. Maybe Ron Howard does as well.

  • September 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Finally getting excited for this story. Enjoying the sneak peaks that RH has let out. The gritty feel and look definitely piques my interest.

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