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Ron Howard directing Han Solo 'Star Wars' filmThe director has a history working with Lucasfilm.
Happy Days for Han Solo. Oscar winning director Ron Howard is taking over as director for the upcoming Star Wars movie about everyone's favorite space smuggler Han Solo. The spin off film lost its two original directors Just a few days ago after months of shooting Phil Lord and Christopher Miller parted ways with Lucas Film over creative differences. The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the news that Ron Howard will take over as director. Howard has history with Lucas Film. He worked as actor on George Lucas' 1973 breakout film American Graffiti And in the late 80's he directed Lucas's fantasy flick, Willow. Of course it wouldn't be Howard's first time dealing with space drama. Houston, we have a problem. Although a Kessel run may be more complicated than a slingshot around the moon. The upcoming movie is about the adventures of Hans Solo and Chewbacca taking place before the duo meet Luke and Leia in A New Hope. We'll see a young Lando Calrissian played by Donald Glover, and the cast includes other characters played by Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson. The untitled Han Solo film is still set to be released in May 2018. I'm Bridget Carey, for more details, punch it to CNET.com