Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Han Solo Star Wars Spinoff

It’s official: Ron Howard has been hired to drive the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff home just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were mercilessly fired over creative differences with Lucasfilm producers — Lord & Miller’s comic aspects were reportedly the issue.

Academy Award-winning director will officially take over directing duties for the remainder of the film’s shooting schedule — there’s nearly a month of principal photography to go in addition to five weeks of pre-scheduled reshoots.

The untitled Han Solo film has been written by Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian. The cast also includes Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, and Ian Kenny.

The movie’s release date remains the same at the moment, and it’s on track for May 25, 2018 release date.

Source: THR, Variety

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