Updated with hint! Ron Howard confirms Jon Favreau to voice an “important alien” in Solo: A Star Wars Story!
Ron Howard confirmed on Twitter today that Jon Favreau is voicing a very cool and important character in Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is where the Jabba the Hutt rumors begin, in case you’re wondering. Howard mentions that Favreau is working on The Lion King and we’re lucky to have him step away from that for a moment for this part.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 2, 2018
Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties https://t.co/W5N7YoAlq6
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 14, 2018
Favreau is no stranger to Star Wars. He voiced Pre Vizsla, a terrorist leader of Death Watch on Mandalore for a several seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is pretty cool to see him come back and voice a character for the next live action Star Wars film. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up directing one of these films down the road. But for now, just take comfort in that Favreau is a “cool & important alien character” in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Favreau has seemingly revealed his character via this tweet:
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 16, 2018