Jon Favreau Voicing Key Alien Character in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Yesterday Ron Howard‏ confirmed via a tweet, that Jon Favreau will be in Solo: A Star Wars Story as a voice actor. Apparently he’s voicing an “important” alien character in the film, and did so in between directing the Lion King.

First off, I’m a fan of the news and always enjoy Favreau in any capacity on the silver screen. Secondly, I need to know who this important and cool alien character could be! Is he a scene type of character that provides key information to Han and his band of rogues? Is he a prominent character on either the good guy side or the bad guy side? Or is he just a one line spewing cameo type of character?

One would think that if the director describes the character as cool and important that the character will be more than a cameo-type, but you never know. I’m leaning towards a key scene or segment type of character, sort of like Maz’s role in The Force Awakens.

Hopefully we will get a glimpse of Jon’s alien in an upcoming trailer or promotion for the film, until then we will surely be speculating who he may be in future episodes of our Star Wars Time podcast. Stay tuned for more Solo details as they become available.


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