Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will take over as director of the “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm announced.
Howard will begin work immediately. The picture still has several weeks left on its shooting schedule, and five additional weeks of pre-scheduled reshoots that were planned for later this year. The exact amount of time and money that it will take to actually complete the production (which was about three-quarters finished when the directors were fired), will vary depending on how much rewriting and reshooting Howard deems is necessary after reviewing the script and shot footage.
Well fuuuuck. I really had hopes that the directors walking away from this film halfway through production meant one thing and one thing only, this super unnecessary Han Solo side story was over and we can pretend like we didn’t cast Childish Gambino as Lando.
But nope, Ron Howard has stepped up to throw his name to the list of people who ruined Han Solo for an entire generation who won’t even know that Harrison Ford did it first/better. All I want to see is Episode 8 and 9 and then let’s stop making Star Wars movies. Thanks.
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