Han Solo news is coming at us thick and fast at the moment, first up is the news that the great Warwick Davis is teaming up yet again with Ron Howard as Howard has indirectly hinted Davis has joined the cast of Han Solo.

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In a tweet, replying to one of his many followers in which he was asked when are we getting a Willow Sequel, Howard replied “Glad you are asking for one, I directed @WarwickADavis for the first time in 30 years today. It made me happy”

Davis is a regular in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as Ewok Wicket, he has since gone on to star in The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and will appear in the forthcoming The Last Jedi – all as different characters. His role in Han Solo is being kept under wraps.

Next up is the news that Spencer Wilding, the man behind the deadly mask of Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could also be heading to Howard’s Han Solo spin-off but whether it will be joining the Dark Side yet again is a mystery.

According to the Fandomfest site, where Wilding was supposed to make an appearance this year, a statement has been posted stating that the actor won’t be joining them this year due to filming on the latest film in the Star War’s Universe; Currently Han Solo is the only Star Wars project in production.

as he will be filming the newest film in the Star Wars Universe. Spencer will be coming back next year.

This has been subsequently changed after being spotted by one of the eagle-eyed Redditors on the excellent StarWarsLeaks subreddit.

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Lastly, comes the news that Bourne and Shrek composer, John Powell has been commissioned to score Han Solo. A film score veteran with many years experience of adding his musical magic to some pretty decent films, Powell is only the third ever composer to be allowed into the Star Wars fold which includes both John Williams and Michael Giacchino.

It is reported that The Han Solo movie will be scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain Powell’s distinctive voice.