Ron Howard’s brother Clint Howard to appear in Han Solo movie

Show Full Article “These droids can be so damn intractable,” Howard tweeted. The latest comes in the form of a new R2 unit. Clint Howard will appear in the untitled film, which features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as a younger version of the galactic scoundrel/smuggler. But we'll go until we get it right! Howard, who took over directing duties from Phil Lord and Chris Miller after behind-the-scenes drama, confirmed the news on social media. Since then, the longtime Star Wars fan has been eagerly posting behind-the-scenes looks from the set, including some of the costumes and looks at Chewbacca (Suotamo) and a younger Lando Calrissian (Glover). He has appeared across Howard’s extensive body of work, including Eat My Dust, Apollo 13, Cocoon, Splash, Far and Away, and Arrested Development. The response came a few hours later: “You won’t be disappointed.”
Jonathan Olley; Inset: Steve Mack/FilmMagic
The extent of Clint’s role is unknown at this time, but one might expect a cameo. “But we’ll go until we get it right!”

These droids can be so damn intractable. You won't be disappointed
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Howard stepped in to helm the Han Solo project far into production with cast members Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo,   Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “Please tell me you have a role for Clint,” a fan tweeted to the Oscar-winning filmmaker. A Ron Howard movie staple is coming for the Han Solo-centric Star Wars spin-off: the director’s younger brother. #UntitledHanSoloMovie
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

Droids help make the Galaxy go round but I find they don't always listen to the director!#UntitledHanSoloMovie
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 2, 2017

The Han Solo film is scheduled to open in theaters on May 25, 2018.