It’s been a busy couple of days for the yet untitled Han Solo movie. First it was announced (reported on our site here) Chris Miller and Phil Lord left the project. Fans panicked over what would happen to our beloved rogue, but true to character, he narrowly avoided the jaws of disaster aka delayed film production.
Ron Howard is the film’s new director. The news broke today via a statement from Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy.
“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. 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.”
Rumors say Howard will be a much better fit for the film, as Lord and Miller were trying to add too much comedy into the character of Han Solo. Howard directed Lucasfilm’s Willow in 1988 and is well regarded by pretty much everyone involved.
There are still a few weeks left of shooting, but the film is officially still on track for a May 25, 2018 release.