Howard confirmed the last-minute (like, three-months-before-the-film-launches last-minute) casting addition on Twitter, retweeting a snap of himself, Favreau, and Solo screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Lo and behold, these rumors turned out to be true, though Favreau was tapped to voice a still-unannounced alien.
"Wondering why we r all together?"
No word on what this "very cool & important alien character" Favreau will be playing-as of this writing, Favreau is not listed on the film's IMDB page, and representatives for Howard and Favreau could not be reached for comment.
However, this was not the first time that Favreau had lend a hand, or voice at that, with a Star Wars film.
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Prior to this announcement, Favreau was busy with a directing project, The Lion King. He's also an actor, and perhaps most notably played Happy Hogan in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
For anyone pondering (or even hoping) the possibility that Howard will also be lending his pipes to a new Star Wars creature, the filmmaker clarified that he's strictly sticking to behind-the-scenes work. There's the main installments, Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy, as well as standalone films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There were even plans for British royalty to appear in The Last Jedi, but the roles for Princes Harry and William were cut due to their height. 500 Days of Summer star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was noted for his appearance as a resident of Canto Bight.
The marketing for Solo: "A Star Wars Story" is really starting to amp up now. While some fans are decrying Disney's handling of Star Wars by producing all these spinoffs and prequels, it turns out that Lucas had the same plan years ago.
With a piece count of 1,414 and a price tag of $169.99, this Falcon comes with a young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, new character Qi'ra, a Kessel droid...and two other characters that are being kept secret at this time.
Froome to race in Spain despite calls to withdraw
Froome competes in the Ruta del Sol this week in his first race since the case became public in December. I want to thank everyone for their support & patience over this hard period.