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Ron Howard Announced as New Han Solo Director

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Well that didn’t take long!  Shortly (a day) after the announcement that Lord and Miller were leaving the Han Solo production, Lucasfilm has announced a new director to helm the project.  That new director is Ron Howard!

You may know him best as Opie Taylor off of the Andy Griffith Show, or as Richie Cunningham in Happy Days, however he has had one fine career as a director.  Notable movies under his belt include Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, and of course Willow!

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.”

Of course the biggest question surrounding this announcement should be, what sort of cameo will Clint Howard have in this film.

Filming on the unfinished project will resume on July 10 with more confirmation that it will retain its May 25, 2018 release date.

On a side note, who wants to bet this film gets moved back to December 2018?

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Ron Howard Comments on the Future of ‘Solo’

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WARNING! SPOILERS below! If you have not seen the movie yet, DO NOT continue on! Now that the Solo: A Star Wars Story has been in release a few weeks, Ron Howard has started talking about the future of the franchise. He recently sat down with the people at Empire Magazine to discuss some of the reveals from the film, and the future of these characters in more films.

Not only does he discuss the potential of more films and even spin-offs from this one, but he talks about the references to Crimson Dawn and the other crime syndicates that are operating in this section of the official Star Wars timeline. He also talks about how the Kessel Run and the Millennium Falcon‘s escape pod were originally intended. He also talks about the appearance of a certain Sith Lord (well technically he isn’t one in this film), and more!

Check out the source link at the bottom of this article for the full read!

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently in theaters across the US.

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What Did Rian Johnson Think of Solo: A Star Wars Story?

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With the red carpet premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story behind us, first thoughts about the film are starting to hit the Internet. One of the bigger names revealing their thoughts on the film is Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Some fans will read his comments as nothing more than a Disney shill, while others might actually respect them (depends on which side of the fence you are on regarding The Last Jedi), and you have your right to those opinions.

Either way, you can check out his thoughts that he left on Imgur below!

Rian Johnson’s thoughts

You can read his comments below…

Donald Glover is great in it, but duh. Alden is terrific, he’s not doing a Harrison Ford impersonation but he brings his own charm and swagger to the character. The big surprise for me was Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bridge-Waller?) who has a few of the funniest moments I’ve ever seen in a Star Wars movie. I had never watched Fleabag (I know, I know, I need to watch it — I’m loving Killing Eve but she’s not in that, she only wrote it) so it was a pleasant surprise. The action scenes are true great. But who’s going to read this and take me seriously? I’d like to think I’d still be honest but it’s not like you’re going to come to my Instagram story for hard-edged film criticism on a Star Wars movie. See it though, it’s super fun. I should get back to writing. Jesus, what have I typed.

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Debuts!

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For fans waiting for a new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, tonight was the night! During tonight’s broadcast of ABC’s American Idol, Lucasfilm and Disney debuted the brand new Solo trailer.

You can catch every second of the new trailer above! As always, leave your thoughts about the trailer on any of our various social media sites, or use the comment section below this article!

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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