More details have emerged about the situation that led to Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s surprising firing from the young Han Solo movie earlier this week. The duo had been hired for the job nearly two years ago and were close to wrapping principal photography when they departed the project. In an effort to pick up the pieces quickly and keep Han Solo on track for its scheduled May 2018 release date, Lucasfilm announced Ron Howard will step in to call the shots, with filming resuming in July.
Academy Award winning director Ron Howard has officially stepped in to complete the young Han Solo spinoff movie for Lucasfilm. In a surprising turn of events, original helmsmen Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired earlier this week after clashing with producer Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Since the film remains on track for a May 2018 release, the studio was under pressure to find a replacement soon in order to maintain the schedule.
Lucasfilm is currently searching for a new director on their young Han Solo movie after the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and one name that can be crossed off the list is Lawrence Kasdan. A veteran screenwriter who has long been involved with the Star Wars franchise (co-writing three saga episodes and Han Solo), Kasdan also has several directorial credits to his name including Best Picture nominee The Accidental Tourist.
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