'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Director Ron Howard Narrates 'Arrested Development' Parody, Confirms Kessel Run

Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard made an appearance on the latest episode of Lucasfilm's promotional series The Star Wars Show, not just to talk about the new Han Solo movie, but also to narrate the original Star Wars as if it were an episode of Arrested Development. Not only does the parody work surprisingly well, but it also as much as confirms something we've long suspected: Solo: A Star Wars Story will depict the Millennium Falcon making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

Ron Howard, reprising his Arrested Development narrator role, retells Star Wars (I will die before calling it A New Hope), revealing the Skywalker family saga to be just as twisted and incest-prone as the Bluths.

After replaying Solo's sales pitch in the Mos Eisley cantina—"You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs"—Howard plumps his own take.

"Hey, that would make an interesting movie," he narrates. "Go see Solo: A Star Wars Movie, only in theaters May 25."

Kessel Run confirmed! It remains to be seen whether or not Solo: A Star Wars Story will clear up whether or not a 'parsec' is a unit of time, as Solo implies, or a unit of distance, as it is in our galaxy.

As in Arrested Development, the narrated format allows for great cutaway jokes and condenses narrative very efficiently. The short video covers a lot of ground, with little asides about Luke lusting after his sister and Obi-Wan lying about knowing R2-D2. And, despite being an official Lucasfilm video, the parody isn't shy about poking fun at Star Wars, such as describing Obi-Wan as promoting a religious cult to Luke. The video is also a great homage to Arrested Development, complete with the "Mr. F" sting and Pete Rose sliding into second base when Leia kisses Luke on the cheek.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in theaters May 25. Arrested Development Season 5 is expected to premiere on Netflix "real soon," according to creator Mitch Hurwitz.

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