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Ron Howard shares cryptic footage from Han Solo set

The new director of the upcoming Star Wars standalone movie tweets a spoiler-free photo and video from the set.

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Behold the first image from the set of the upcoming Han Solo movie.

Ron Howard/Twitter

Tweeting behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the movie set seems to be new tradition for filmmakers, so it shouldn't be a surprise that director Ron Howard has shared his first photo from the set of the upcoming Han Solo movie

Just days ago, Howard replaced directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who both left the Han Solo movie on June 20 because of "creative differences" with Lucasfilm and Disney.

On Thursday, Howard tweeted, "Cool scene today but I'm afraid this is the most revealing image I dare share from my 1st day on the set of the Untitled Han Solo movie."

Howard's photo shows his feet standing on a blue-screen stage next to bottled water, with a pair of headphones off to the side. It looks like Howard is poking fun at previous "first shots from the set" photos that directors like to post online to get fans excited. 

On Friday, Howard then posted a video on Twitter of the floor of the movie set while he walked to throw out a take-out food container into the trash. He tweeted the text with the video, "Despite my NDA and a closed set here's a carefully chosen behind the scenes look at the #UntitledHanSoloMovie."

Howard could be tweeting a subtle jab at Lord and Miller, who tweeted a photo from the set when they started filming back in January

He may also be getting back at everyone who made "Opie in space" jokes when it was announced last week he's the replacement director for the upcoming addition to the Star Wars universe.

Here's hoping the next photo or video posted by Howard from the set will at least feature one of the Han Solo movie actors. Then again, he could also be doing us all a favor by keeping everything under wraps.

The Han Solo film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, along with Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson, and remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.

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