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We're already excited for the forthcoming Han Solo origin movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and director Ron Howard shared a new behind-the-scenes image to ring in 2018 the right way.

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Although it doesn't show too much, it shows enough to get us pretty pumped for 2018 and the new film.

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, and it's set to be released on May 25, 2018.

It was previously reported that another classic Star Wars character might be making a return to the big screen in the Han Solo movie: That’s right, Darth Vader.

“A source close to the production has revealed to us that someone… was on the set of Howard’s Han Solo reshoots in Darth Vader’s armor as recently as two weeks ago.”

Heck yes.

It's the second in an anthology of stand alone Star Wars movies. The first movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was released in December 2016. The Guardian reported back in September that a third movie is set for 2020.

How stoked are you to see the latest in the Star Wars franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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