R2 Style Astromech Highlights Howard’s Latest Han Solo Movie Set Pics

Ron Howard, the new Director — or savior if you will — has shared two new set pics from the Han Solo film, and they both feature an astromech droid that looks just like R2 with a different paint job.

This little droid sports orange colorings where R2’s blue hues typically are, but it also looks like he has a different set of mechanical arms than the most infamous astromech in the Star Wars galaxy. He appears to have two arms with pinchers on the end, and it looks like the droid will be controlling some sort of panel in the film. It’s not clear if this little guy will buddy up with Han and the gang, but if I were a betting man I would say they at least cross paths in prominent fashion.

Head on down below to check out the images. The untitled Han Solo movie is still on track for a May 2018 release.

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