After directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller exited the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story following months of creative disputes with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, veteran filmmaker Ron Howard officially replaced the duo as director on the project. While Howard has years of experience under his belt and is a self-professed fan of the Star Wars franchise, a number of fans are still concerned that project may still be in trouble. However, Star Wars creator George Lucas is not among those who are concerned, having expressed his support for Howard during a candid exchange with TMZ.
When asked about his thoughts on Ron Howard directing the Han Solo film, Lucas replied:
“I think he’ll be great.”
The outlet also asked if Lucas had any advice for Howard, to which Lucas said:
“Nope. Not my job.”
Does the seal of approval from George Lucas ease any concerns you have about the Han Solo film? Share your thoughts below!
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2018.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!