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Lando Calrissian pilots the Millennium Falcon in new Han Solo set photos

by Brandon Russell | July 19, 2017July 19, 2017 12:00 pm PDT

Since taking over the Han Solo spinoff, director Ron Howard has openly sharing pictures from the set, and this week, he gave us our first look at actor Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian—and piloting the Millennium Falcon no less.

To be fair, the pictures shared by Howard aren’t of the highest quality, so we might not be seeing what we think we see. That being said, if you inspect his images carefully, you’ll see a lone figure in a rugged yellow jacket. Howard doesn’t say who it is, but it’s not hard to discern.

It looks like Howard is shooting a scene with Calrissian taking the Falcon through hyperspace. Where is he going? And is he piloting the Falcon alone? It sure looks like he’s on his own, but there’s no way of telling.

In the spinoff, Disney has promised we’ll see the scene when Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich, wins the Falcon from Calrissian in a card game known as “sabacc.” It’s been a tantalizing part of Star Wars lore for decades, and now we’ll finally see it all play out.

lining up a shot today from my director's monitor

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The Han Solo movie hit a major speed bump this summer when directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord departed the project due to creative differences. Since then, Howard has endeared himself to fans by sharing photos from the set, making fans feel like they’re part of the project.

With the movie’s May 2018 release still in the cards, time is quickly running out for Howard and his team. Hopefully, Disney will share more details about the project in the coming months. And, if we’re really lucky, maybe the studio will even share a picture or two from the set at Comic-Con this week.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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