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It's Official: Howard Onboard As Untitled 'Han Solo' Film's Director (Updated)

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, June 22 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

It's Official: Howard Onboard As Untitled 'Han Solo' Film's Director (Updated)

Actor/director takes over after Lord & Miller depart.

Source: Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film

Star Wars fans may have started to have a bad feeling about the untitled Han Solo film, when news of the film's directors (The LEGO Movie's Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) firing from the project was released. At point 5 past lightspeed though, rumors of replacement directors began hitting the internet, the frontrunner being Ron Howard.

Well, the rumors turned out to be right. Today it was made official that Ron Howard will be taking over as director for the Han Solo movie. Howard became an American household name when he appeared as a regular on The Andy Griffith Show at the age of 6; that role lasted from 1960-1968. He was also a lead actor on the TV show Happy Days from 1974-1980. The pilot for Happy Days also inspired Star Wars creator George Lucas to cast Howard in his film American Graffiti.

Howard made his directorial debut in 1977 with the low budget Grand Theft Auto in 1977. He went on to direct bigger and better movies including Splash, Cocoon, Willow (hey another George Lucas-related thing), Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and the The Da Vinci Code films.

Filming on the untitled Han Solo movie, with new director Ron Howard, resumes on July 10. The movie is still scheduled to release on May 25, 2018. We'll see if that doesn't get pushed til December…


Update: Ron Howard's statements on the issue:





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Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






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