Ron Howard to Take over Han Solo MovieJune 22nd, 2017
Phil Lord and Chris Miller were recently fired from the standalone Han Solo film in the works, due to “creative differences.” Several well-known directors, including Ron Howard were said to be in the running to replace them.
Well, it’s now official. Ron Howard will take over the director’s seat. He is a solid choice for sure, but I have a bad feeling about this movie. First off, it’s already been filming for a while now, and purportedly, Lord and Miller had just 3 weeks of shooting left. Sure, Howard is a safe choice, and while I hope it is a good movie, I just think that Disney is micromanaging these Star Wars films. They are never going to be hands-off and just let people make great films. These films are tightly controlled in every aspect, and therefore they are going to stick to a very specific formula. There’s no way they are taking chances with the kind of money they invested. And I’m afraid that what this will boil down to are just a bunch of mediocre films in the end. I hope I’m wrong.
Also, when you take the mystery out of the character by exploring his young years, that character loses something. I really do hope I’m wrong, and we get some kick-ass Star Wars movies.