Ron Howard Releases Statement on Taking Over Directing Duties for New Han Solo Movie

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Ron Howard Releases Statement on Taking Over Directing Duties for New Han Solo Movie

As we previously reported, It was just announced that Ron Howard would be taking over the directing duties for the new Han Solo film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Today, Ron Howard has released a few comments about his excitement for his new director role on this film.

With a big smile on his face, Howard said, “I’ve been around the Star Wars universe from the beginning. When I was being directed by George Lucas on American Graffiti in 1972, we were standing out in front of Mel’s Drive-In in San Francisco where we were shooting and I said, ‘Do you know what you think your next film might be?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I want to do a science fiction movie, but a really fun one like Flash Gordon with the effects of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001.’ I thought, ‘That sounds like a kind of crazy idea.’”

Howard said he became “so curious” when news about the 1977 Star Wars film began to spread. He said that he and his wife went to see the movie on opening day and that they were “so moved by the movie. It was all the things you dream you’re going to experience in the movies.”

Howard added, “So many people involved with the Star Wars franchise are friends, so it’s gratifying to be able to lend my voice to the universe — coming in when it’s already been in production and there is a great amount of work done.”

After tweeting the following two tweets earlier this week as well, there is no doubt that he is truly honored and excited to be a part of this upcoming movie.

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Ron Howard Releases Statement on Taking Over Directing Duties for New Han Solo Movie

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