May sees not one but two major Ron Howard productions — a “remix” of the fourth season of “Arrested Development” landing on Netlix May 4, (with a fifth season imminent), and of course the Howard-directed “Solo: A Star Wars Story” which hits theaters May 25. But what if those two things could be combined?
They have been, courtesy of a new sketch from “The Star Wars Show” featuring Howard narrating the story of “Star Wars: A New Hope” in the style of his narration from “Arrested Development.”
“Now the story of a family that wants to rule the galaxy, and the one son who had no choice but to save it,” narrates Howard. Watch the whole thing above.
Howard served as the executive producer, as well as the narrator on the iconic former Fox sitcom “Arrested Development.” In “The Stars Wars show” sketch, Howard even gives his upcoming movie “Solo” a plug.
After the scene at the cantina on Mos Eisley in which Han Solo famously says, “You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs,” Howard chimes in “Hey, that would make an interesting movie. Go see ‘Solo: A Star Wars Movie,’ only in theaters May 25.”
This isn’t the first time someone has mashed up “Star Wars” and “Arrested Development” — Nerdist did one last year using Howard’s audio from the show — but this time, Ron Howard recorded original material.
Howard stepped in to direct Disney’s “Solo” movie last year, just two days after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the “Star Wars” spinoff.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in theaters May 25. It also stars Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Woody Harrelson.