Ron Howard Teases Expanded Universe Characters in ‘Han Solo’ Spinoff

Ron Howard took to Twitter again today to tease the upcoming Untitled Han Solo Movie, and he might have just hinted at the inclusion of a pair of Star Wars Expanded Universe characters.

Howard posted a selfie that features him standing beside two Imperial looking officers. He added the hashtag “#tagandbink?” which we will dissect below. Check out the tweet for yourselves:

In the former Expanded Universe canon, Tag and Bink were cult figures featured in comic series. The two characters were comedic, and their stories based in part from Tom Stoppard’s award-winning play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. That story centered around the lives of two minor characters in the Shakespeare play Hamlet, which would add yet another Shakespearian reference to the Star Wars Saga.

Over the course of their adventures, the two hapless Rebels managed to cross paths with most of the main characters in both the Original and Prequel Trilogies. Seeing as the Han Solo spinoff is set between the two time periods, it makes sense that they could appear here, as well as the fact that the new trilogy and spinoff films have also been said to be drawing from the old Expanded Universe for content.

Would you be excited to see the Tag and Bink make an appearance in the Untitled Han Solo Movie and cross paths with our heroes? Sound off in the comments below!

The Untitled Han Solo Movie is directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich as the titular character, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as a character rumored to be named Kira, Woody Harrelson as Beckett – Solo’s mentor, Thandie Newton in an undisclosed role, and Joonas Suoatamo as Chewbacca.

Plot details on the film are currently sparse but the film is expected to meet its original release date of May 25th, 2018.

Source: Twitter

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Now that Thor: Ragnarok is finally in theaters, it’s time for fans to start speculating about where the God of Thunder is likely to go next! As things continue to change for Thor moving forward, it’s only fitting that the world around him starts to expand. Ragnarok is introducing newcomers Hela and Skurge to the Marvel Cinematic Universe family, but there’s always room for more expansion.

Thor has a rich group of supporting characters that have either gone on adventures with him or faced him on the battlefield. Some of Thor’s main companions, like Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, have already been introduced and become fan-favorite characters for MCU viewers. Given that Marvel Studios seems to like shaking things up, it seems likely that some of Thor’s lesser-known acquaintances will end up on the big screen soon enough.

Hit Next to find out about five characters who should join Thor on his next solo adventure!

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

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