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Ron Howard Now Directing Han Solo Film

by Jeff Cork on Jun 22, 2017 at 10:14 AM

A few days ago, we learned that the upcoming Han Solo film had lost directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Today, Lucasfilm has revealed who's taking over, and it's someone that you've probably heard of before. Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Backdraft, Willow) is now in the director's seat for the upcoming project, which still has a May 25, 2018, release date.

“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,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement. “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.”