Star Wars: Ron Howard Officially Confirmed To Direct Han Solo Film

LucasFilm have announced via the Star Wars website that Ron Howard will assume directing duties for the untitled Han Solo film, after the recent departure of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.


President of LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, released a statement saying:

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.


It was announced back in July 2015 that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were brought onboard to direct the Han Solo spinoff film, which then began principal photography at London’s Pinewood Studios towards the end of February. Recently it was revealed that Lord and Miller were no longer directing the project, with one source telling a media outlet that the duo were fired. Immediately along with their departure, Deadline were reporting that Howard was the top choice to replace them so this announcement today isn’t too much of a surprise. Howard’s recent credits include In The Heart Of The Sea and Inferno.


The untitled Han Solo spinoff film stars  Alden EhrenreichDonald GloverEmilia ClarkeWoody HarrelsonPhoebe Waller-BridgeThandie Newton and Michael K. Williams.


The yet to be titled Star Wars Han Solo film is scheduled for cinematic release on the 25th May 2018.

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