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The Han Solo movie is back on track with Ron Howard stepping in to direct

June 22nd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well, that was, em, quick…

Only yesterday did we report that the Han Solo movie has lost its directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and today we have their replacement in the shape of Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and Rush director Ron Howard…

With the rumours being that Lord and Miller were constantly clashing with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy as well as writer of Han Solo and also Empire Strikes Back, Lawrence Kasdan, we’re just putting it out there… wasn’t that quick?

If Lord and Miller didn’t know they were going until they were gone and Howard already appointed, could this have been the plan for a while with Howard being appointed BEFORE Lord and Miller’s dismissal? Its all conspiracy, of course, but still… it WAS pretty damned fast!

In the meantime, Howard is by no means a disappointing choice to direct.

Thoughts?

Here’s the official announcement:

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.

“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”

Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s WillowApollo 13A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci CodeFrost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.

The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.

Source: StarWars

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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