Ron Howard's brother Clint has secret Han Solo role

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Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Ron Howard almost always fits in a role for his brother Clint in his Hollywood blockbusters, and the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo prequel will be no different.

The director revealed he has a top-secret Star Wars role in mind for his younger sibling during an interaction with a fan on Twitter on Wednesday (August 2).

When a Star Wars devotee asked if we'd be seeing Clint popping up in the Young Han Solo film, Ron teased: "You won't be disappointed."

As we mentioned Clint Howard has cameoed in many of his older brother's biggest movies, from playing the flight controller in Apollo 13 to a Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas to the criminal pathologist in Backdraft.

In fact, Clint starred in Ron's very first short film Old Pain when he was just 10 years old. The actor has also memorably appeared in three separate Star Trek shows and the remake of Halloween.

Any top-secret Star Wars role for Clint must be a recent addition to the film, seeing as Ron only took over directing duties last month following the departures of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images
Photo credit: Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

Despite the on-set upheaval, Ron assured Star Wars fans earlier this week that it's been smooth sailing on Young Han Solo ever since he took over as director.

"It's a fantastic script, a great cast and I am having a fantastic creative experience with it," he beamed. "Smart, funny people who love their characters and love being part of this. I think we'll be able to do something that is a lot of fun."

Star Wars' currently-untitled Han Solo spin-off movie hits cinemas on May 25, 2018.

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