Ron Howard Will Indeed Direct The HAN SOLO Film
After the shocking news that the directing team Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the Star Wars Han Solo film will now be directed by Ron Howard.
A few days ago it was officially announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord departed the project after having creative differences with veteran screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. And now Lucasfilm announced that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”
Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush.
He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
The Han Solo film is scheduled to shoot for three-and-a-half more weeks, with five weeks of reshoots built into the schedule.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.
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