Ron Howard shares photo of Kessel mines from Star Wars: Han Solo


Ron Howard once again shares a photo from the set of Star Wars: Han Solo featuring the legendary Spice Mines of Kessel…

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?… It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.” Get ready Star Wars fans because thanks to a photo from the set of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story, shared by director Ron Howard to his Instagram page, we now have confirmation that the legendary Spice Mines of Kessel will be featured in the film at some point.

The caption says it all, really. “Spicey?” You bet it is, Ron Howard you sly devil you. After hearing about the Kessel run in A New Hope and The Force Awakens, as well as some Star Wars Legends books, we will finally get to see the mines in all their doom and gloomy glory.

In Star Wars Rebels, we find out that Kessel is a planet, whereas, in Star Wars Legends, Kessel was a potato-shaped asteroid or moon.

"Kessel is a notorious planet known for its spice mines and their harrowing conditions. To be sent to the mines was essentially a death sentence, and the Empire utilized slave labor to harvest the world’s coveted spices."

The question now remains: How will Kessel be used in the Star Wars: Han Solo film?

For one, Han could mount a daring rescue of Chewbacca and his fellow Wookiees, if the Empire did, in fact, send them there. We could also see Han and Chewie make that legendary 12-parsec run, cementing Han’s legend before the film’s end.