Magazine article Screen International

Ron Howard Confirmed as Director on Han Solo Feature

Magazine article Screen International

Ron Howard Confirmed as Director on Han Solo Feature

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Director assumes reins following departure of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.

Lucasfilm has confirmed Ron Howard will take over as director on the untitled Han Solo film and production will resume on July 10 after a brief hiatus.

The development comes two days after Lucasfilm fired directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the StarWars spin-off due to what was understood to be creative differences.

The film, which had begun production in the UK, will still open on May 25, 2018. Alden Ehrenreich plays Solo in the origins story. The cast includes Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. …

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