Oscar-Winning Director Ron Howard to Direct 'Star Wars' Han Solo Film
THR is first to report Ron Howard has been named as the new director of Lucasfilm and Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie. Sources tell THR that Howard will meet with the actors "to soothe a rattled set" and will pore over a rough edit to see what the project has and still needs. No official statement has been made by Ron Howard or his agents at CAA.
Howard, who won an Oscar for directing 2002’s A Beautiful Mind, and is no stranger to George Lucas, having appeared in Lucas' 1973 American Graffiti and directed Lucas' 1988 sci-fi fantasy Willow.
Though Howard is the logical and 'safe' choice, this announcement is rather disappointing given the energy previous directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller brought to the masses. Still, Howard has every resource at his disposal to turn in a great SOLO film.
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