Report: Ron Howard Likely To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Film

Yesterday, news broke that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have left the untitled Han Solo spinoff film due to “creative differences”. Now, the film which is scheduled for release next year, has no director – however, this might change soon enough.

Deadline is reporting that Ron Howard is the new directorial frontrunner. Howard is known for his work behind Apollo 13, Rush, and most recently, In The Heart Of The Sea.

Disney losing directors on the Han Solo flick came as a huge surprise to fans. It just shows that, despite a company being well renounded and putting our great products, it’s possible for something to disrupt that trend.


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Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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