Help me Opie-wan, you’re our only hope! Following the very public departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming HAN SOLO film, the veteran filmmaker Ron Howard has been officially announced as the replacement.
LucasFilm and Disney made a statement on the official Star Wars website:
The bizarre situation comes about three-quarters of the way through the troubled production, with Lord and Miller reportedly fired over “creative differences.” Lawrence Kasdan has also been considered as a replacement, but the Directors Guild of America had allegedly ruled that the replacement could not be someone already heavily involved in the production. Howard will be involved in the 3-and-a-half weeks of production left, and an additional 5 scheduled weeks of reshoots.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, the HAN SOLO film is due for release on 25 May 2018 from Disney.