Ron Howard Confirms the Planet Corellia in the Han Solo Movie

After hinting that the planet Kessel will be included in the still untitled Han Solo movie a few weeks ago, now director Ron Howard directly confirmed on Twitter that Han Solo’s home planet of Corellia will also be featured in the movie.



Of course this comes as no surprise to anyone since Kessel, Corellia and Tatooine are the three planets with which we’ve always connected the character of Han Solo, based on what we know about him. Still, Howard’s latest tweet gives us a good idea at a specific location on Corellia where the action will take place.




Fans on Twitter quicky spotted the similarities with one of the concept arts for the cancelled Star Wars 1313 game:



It looks like this is some kind of junkyard. A few weeks ago Howard did several other tweets with a similar location:


Things are a little rough all over the Galaxy

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This junkyard feel matches with the set photos from the filming at Fuerteventura that we posted here. But anything is possible since the photos from the Kessel mines had a similar vibe.




Still, keep in mind that in the new canon Corellia is described to have a temperate climate with the primary terrain being forests, jungles and urban.


And here’s everything we know about Corellia in the new canon according to Wookieepedia:


Corellia was a planet located in the galaxy’s Core Worlds known for its ace pilots and large starships. Vessels such as the Millennium Falcon and Imperial starships were built on Corellia. At some point in the Imperial reign, an organization known as the Corellian Resistance operated on the planet, fighting against the Galactic Empire. One of their members, Miru Nadrinakar, attempted to warn them of an upcoming crackdown.

It was the homeworld of Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, Crix Madine, BoShek, the Besalisk Gadren, the bounty hunter Dengar, and the Jedi younglings Kalifa and Petro.





Also Howard shared a new photo with some action taking place aboard the Millennium Falcon:




And in case you were wondering what means of transportaion the director is using at Pinewood Studios here’s your answer:



Ok…gimme a break. I’m wearing booties because we don’t want to scuff the floor of the #millenniumfalcon

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12 thoughts on “Ron Howard Confirms the Planet Corellia in the Han Solo Movie

  • October 7, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Can he adopt me?

  • October 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The whole premise of this movie really excites me:

    Act 1: The speed racing early years.
    Act 2: The war years: Imperial officer Solo, later banished to the Spice Mines of Kessel after disobeying a direct order (Thandie Newton’s character?), where he meets Chewie.
    Act 3: The post war years: Enter Lando, The Falcon, and an irresistible job offer.

    For me, one of the many strengths of TFA was the character introduction:

    Rey – Scavaging the super star destroyer, followed by her sad yet beautiful theme music.
    The Falcon – I fist bumped the air around me.
    Han/Chewie – The “Chewie, we’re home” moment.
    Luke – The self exile on Ahch-to in the movie’s closing scenes.

    Hoping this movie, executes intros in a similar like-minded fashion.

  • October 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Cool. Now Release a title!!!

    • October 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm


  • October 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Very cool!

  • October 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Loving it !

    Keepin it dirty and dare I say it, “lived in”……awesome !!

    • October 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Some may say its fan-service, but to me these spin-off movies are fun and gritty at the same time, while showcasing the best of what we love of Star Wars.

      I’m hoping TLJ story will be more fresh and vibrate after TFA, but so far R1 was far better than TFA for me.

      • October 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        I agree. I’m also hoping TLJ will be good, but it will always have to cater for kids, families & getting them into the franchise. However the Anthologies seem be more about the adult fans. They can be grittier and more “grown up” rather than family friendly. Rogue One was epic. My favourite Star Wars film….even though they all died. That would normally never happen in a Disney film.

        Anyway, let’s hope the Solo movie is good. Obi-Wan should be an excellent choice too. Hopefully getting inside his head as they did in the comics. Again not a standard family type of movie hopefully.

  • October 7, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    THIS MOVIE LOOKS GOOD!!!! So happy they ousted the Lord & Miller CLOWNS!

  • October 8, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I mean cool, I guess. I will admit; I never really cared for Han Solo, but if Corellia wasn’t in this movie, I’d be legitimately shocked. Because, if there is any time that planet should be shown, it is in a movie where one of the original trinity members hails from it. Han Solo being that guy.

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