It’s Official: Ron Howard To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Spinoff Film

Ron Howard has officially stepped in to direct the untitled Han Solo spinoff film, Lucasfilm has confirmed.

Company President Kathleen Kennedy has this to say on the matter:

“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. 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.”

Howard was rumored to direct the picture after Phil Lord and Chris Miller left two days ago – those rumors turned out to be correct.


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Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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