Hollywood was abuzz this morning with the news that Ron Howard will be taking over the director’s chair for the new Lucasfilm Star Wars Han Solo spinoff film. This marks the first time that Howard has been involved with a Star Wars film and the first time an Oscar-winning director will try his hand at the Star Wars franchise.
This comes on the heels of the recent news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the production months after filming was already underway due to creative difference with Lucasfilm and Lawrence Kasdan, the films co-writer and executive producer.
This means that Howard will have to roll up his sleeves and take over directing duties immediately as the feature only has a few weeks left of filming with a period set aside for re-shoots already being scheduled for later this year.
Because of his late arrival to the project, it is unclear if Howard will be credited as the sole director or co-director of the film.
Watch this space for the latest news and updates regarding this and other Star Wars projects.
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