Star Wars: Han Solo
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will replace Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as director of the upcoming Star Wars: Han Solo movie. Lord and Miller departed the film due to “different creative visions,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm in a statement. The film remains scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release.
Release Date: May 25, 2018
Studio: Lucasfilm, Disney
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
“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.”
Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. He and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom. But long before the Battle of Endor, Han would face difficult times in a galaxy plagued by chaos and uncertainty.