Last week, news broke that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had exited the Untitled Han Solo film following months of conflict with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy over the comedic tone of the film. Despite the fact that veteran filmmaker Ron Howard has officially resumed directorial duties on the project, a number of fans are still concerned that the film may not be salvageable with such dramatic changes being made so late into production. However, Disney CEO Bob Iger attempted to assure fans that the Han Solo film will be fine in the capable hands of Ron Howard during a candid exchange with TMZ.
Iger explained that he has confidence in the creative team behind the film when asked the project as “doomed”:
“First of all, we have a great cast, we have a great script and we have a great director. It’s gonna be fine. I’m very excited.”
When asked if the recent shake-up would delay the film, Iger would not offer a definitive response:
“Not gonna say.”
Are you convinced the project is in capable hands with Ron Howard at the helm or are you still concerned about the 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 slated for release 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!