The untitled Han Solo movie might be going through some turmoil, but it's still chugging along. Yesterday, Donald Glover wrapped his work on the prequel film. Glover is playing the role of Lando Calrissian, Han's mustachioed, cape-wearing friend who eventually goes on to lead Cloud City and betray them to the Empire in Episode V.
Director Ron Howard posted a photo on Twitter this morning, calling Glover's work on the film "wildly impressive."
With the amount of trouble this film has seen in its months of shooting, it's nice to see some progress being made. Back in June, Howard took over the director's chair a full four months into production after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired. Rumors quickly circulated about trouble with the cast and disagreements behind the scenes, and many fans worried the studio wouldn't be able to make its May 25, 2018, release date.
In the time since then, Howard has released a few details about the film, including the role the Empire will play in the story and the name of Emilia Clarke's character, but this is the first real evidence that things seem to be on track, production-wise.
While we know that Lando will be in the movie, there's no word on how significant his role will be, especially given the changes going on behind the scenes. One character, played by Michael K. Williams, has been cut from the film entirely due to the scheduling shake-up.
There's still very little information about the details of the film's plot, but fans of the original trilogy are excited that Lando will be making an appearance, hoping to see the beginnings of his friendship with Han before their relationship hit some rough road in the years before The Empire Strikes Back.
If everything with the production stays on track, we'll find out exactly what role Lando plays in the film next summer, when the untitled Han Solo movie finally hits theaters.