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.”
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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.