After days of uncertainty over who would direct the upcoming Disney and LucasFilms standalone untitled Hans Solo movie, they finally got their guy. Legendary director Ron Howard ("Apollo 13", "Backdraft") has agreed to take on the film. The announcement was made Thursday (June 22) on Starwars.com.
Howard is taking over the film after the original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie"), were reportedly fired this week by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy over creative differences on the "Star Wars" film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources are say that Howard would soon meet with the actors — Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Michael K. Williams — to settle everyone's nerves and see the rough edit.
Filming is set to resume on July 10.