Ron Howard has been decided to right the (quick) ship and take over as director of the Star Wars: Han Solo movie. Thanks to a special report by The Hollywood Press reporter, we have actually learned that Lucasfilm has connected and generated an old friend to helm the rest of production.As we all found out yesterday, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired as directors of the Han Solo motion picture. Now, thanks to an unique report from The Hollywood Press reporter, we have actually found out that legendary director Ron Howard has been generated to complete the movie. Ron Howard is not just someone who is sitting in the house waiting by the phone, so the wheels must have remained in movement for a while. Howard will sign up with production for the staying weeks of shooting, including re-shoots.
Howard, sources inform The Hollywood Reporter, will meet with the stars– Alden Ehrenreich is playing the renowned smuggler, Donald Glover is playing Lando Calrissian, with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Thandie Newton also on the roll call– to relieve a rattled set and will read a rough edit to see what the job has and still needs.Based on his conversations with Lucasfilm on the quality of what has been shot and what the film needs moving forward, it’s simple to picture shooting could be extended.Howard is no stranger to Lucasfilm and its developer George
Lucas. As much of you probably understand Ron Howard belonged of the cast(together with Harrison Ford)of among Lucas’ very first movies (and Lucasfilm’s very first)American Graffiti in 1973. George Lucas and Ron Howard on the set of American Graffiti Fifteenyears after
acting for Lucas, after establishing his own directing portfolio with films like Nightshift, Splash, and Cocoon, Howard went back to Lucasfilm to direct George Lucas’dream film Willow , and while it did not become a massive success like Star Wars, it ended up being a cult preferred and liked by numerous, and starred none aside from Star Wars legend and Han Solo cast member Warwick Davis!George Lucas tried to tap the well once again when he used Howard the opportunity to direct The Phantom Menace
: Howard also revealed on a podcast in 2015 that Lucas had actually approached him to direct 1999’s Star Wars prequel The
Phantom Menace. Lucas eventually decided to preserve complete control of the prequel trilogy and directed all three himself.Since his time working with George Lucas both as a young star and director, Howard has gone on to win the Academy Award for Finest Director for A Gorgeous Mind. He will now end up being the very first Star Wars director to have actually ever won that Oscar.Early responses are focusing on the reality that Ron Howard is a”safe option “and some are even calling it uncreative, however if you look backat Howard’s connections to Lucasfilm, he has belonged of its spawning, its post-Star Wars legacy
, almost a part of the prequel trilogy, and now he is going back to help old buddies complete a story that both Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan understand suggests a lot to fans and needs to be done right. Kasdan has made it clear this is his final contribution to Star Wars, and exactly what better individual to properly bring his famous words to life than a Lucasfilm original, Ron Howard.What are your thoughts on Howard coming aboard to complete the Han Solo motion picture? Sound off in the comments listed below, and launch to the Cantina to discuss it with everyone!You can discuss this happy day with me on Twitter @JohnnyHoey “For my ally is Richie Cunningham, and an effective ally he is.”Click HERE to have a look at and discuss this topic in our forum The Cantina