Star Wars fans have recently been given a small but fun piece of related imagery and speculation from the set of the as-yet untitled stand alone Han Solo film, which is set to open May 25, 2018, by the film’s director, Ron Howard.
With Howard’s tantalizing mining-planet type image, Tweeted onto social media this past Wednesday, saying nothing more than, “Spicey?”, the internet has been buzzing over potential spoilers regarding the infamous Millennium Falcon’s Kessel Run.
The real question may in fact not be whether or not fans will get to see Solo fly the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, as Howard’s “Spicey?” comment seems to naturally lend itself toward this speculation. Rather, another question to broaden the speculation may be, what could the image of a space mine say about the film’s plot, other than the most obvious aspect having to do with the mines of Kessel and the 12 parsec space race everyone hopes to see.
We know that Chewbacca owes Han Solo, as played by Alden Ehrenreich, a life debt for Solo having saved the Wookie’s life, which then gives rise to one of the most famous interstellar partnerships in the known galaxy. Perhaps Howard’s tweeted bread crumb also says something about the beginning of Solo and Chewbacca’s relationship, with the young space pirate freeing Chewbacca from slavery within the mines of Kessel.
While Howard recently told Heat Vision that the film was coming along great, fans will just have to wait and see what exactly the “Spicey?” tweeted mining image will come to stand for.
The upcoming Solo stand alone film will also feature Donald Glover as the legendary Lando Calrissian, along with Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, and Thandie Newton, along with Joonas Suotamo as everyone’s favorite Wookie Chewbacca.