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.”
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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 scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2018.