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UPDATED – Set Views: Ron Howard Teases Solo Standalone

#UntitledHanSoloMovie posts have become a staple

Updated: August 18, 12:43 PM ET

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Prior to the hiring of Ron Howard, social media posts from the set of the untitled Han Solo standalone film were few and far between. This photo, captioned “Han First Shot” was posted by Chris Miller on Twitter on January 30, 2017.

After the shake-up on the set of the as of yet untitled Han Solo standalone film, Star Wars fans got pretty nervous (albeit justifiably).

Given the unusual circumstances and timing of the firing of Chris Miller and Phil Lord, at first even the hiring of someone with the skill set like Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard failed to ease many nerves.

However, Howard’s vast knowledge base also includes a working understanding of social media, and the use of the camera on his smartphone accounts for some of the most significant images captured since the events in June.

“The right approach…”

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“The right approach…”

Posts including “#UntitledHanSoloFilm” became normal in the past few weeks, a noted contrast between previous Star Wars production crews and Howard’s.

The contrast (and perhaps the purposeful nature of the change) was not lost on the community.

“I love what Ron Howard is doing with his Twitter feed,” said Ken Napzok on the August 1 ForceCenter podcast. “It’s the right approach.

“It serves the whole drama well,” he continued, after his co-hosts Jennifer Landa and Joseph Scrimshaw concurred. “He’s like, ‘I’m having fun here. I’m happy to be here…’ And I think it’s creating this fun atmosphere.

“It really makes me feel better about what’s going on,” he said.

Ken is not alone, and per usual speaks for many in fandom. Most seekers of the saga can’t get enough of the social media from the set–and neither can we.

So here is a social media timeline from the folks at the #UntitledHanSoloMovie.

Twitter Timeline (and Instagram Asides) from the Untitled Han Solo Film Set

Note: The most recent stuff is at the bottom of this section… JB

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Lord and Miller were fired on or about June 20, 2017. The official Star Wars Instagram account posted this cast and crew pic on February 21.

This is by no means meant to be a comprehensive article. LOTS of stuff has hit Social Media since Ron Howard took over the Han Solo standalone. Rather, the below is meant to acknowledge the difference between Howard’s approach and the kind of tight-lipped tack that most movie sets adhere to…

Howard began by capturing his trip to the UK.

Then he drew fans in with a tongue in cheek pic from the set.

Howard took us for a walk.

hallowed halls of #pinewoodstudios

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One from the road to Pinewood Studios.

Another from the editing room.

And then, some pretty significant photos from a closet.

#UntitledHanSoloMovie Care to guess whose closet this is?

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Chewie (and his family?) became a fixture.

A selfie of the director had fans asking, “Hello, what have we here?”

lining up a shot today from my director’s monitor

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Hyperspace became real for Howard.

There was a Willow reunion.

Wicket replied a few weeks later, BTW.

RH teased a set, too.

Inside that structure is a very interesting set for #UntitledHanSoloMovie On my way for our 1st shot of the day

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That day, he also embraced some of the jokes that had been written about his arrival on set.

A strange new alien turned up in a working-pic of the crew.

Clarke celebrated her 10-million Instagram followers with Chewie.

Captain Marvel captured the crew.

Howard talks about Bradford Young…

And then some droids hit Howard’s feed.

Confirming Clint…

Howard figures it out with figures.

Star Wars cuisine…

Remember, don’t eat the prop food! Very tempting, but what is it? #UntitledHanSoloMovie

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Safety first!

Safety meeting prior to our shooting day #pinewoodstudios #UntitledHanSoloMovie

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Not easy to discern anything, but maybe a cantina scene?

Cranes and Speeders…

Nice bucket.

The Empire Looms Large

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A view from Pinewood…

Chewie’s Close Up

It seems like I was enjoying this #chewbacca close up #UntitledHanSoloMovie #pinewoodstudios

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A vision of the future…

Dark and Strange…

As of 1:34 PM here on the East Coast of the United States, it’s only been nearly an hour since Ron Howard last tweeted (about StarWars). But we all wait in anticipation for another look at the #UnitledHanSoloMovie — hopefully very soon.

Until then, you can be the judge of Howard’s acting chops…

oh no! sneak attack!

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And one more thing…

The Star Wars Show talks about social media posts from the set of the #UntitledHanSoloMovie. Have a watch of this porg-poetry filled episode.


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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