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Ron Howard confirms he is stepping in to direct the Han Solo spinoff movie

The Han Solo spinoff movie has found its replacement director.

LucasFilm moved quickly after it was announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were parting ways with the Star Wars project, and Ron Howard will be now be taking their place.

“I’m beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77,” he tweeted to confirm the news. “I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.”

Problem solved: Ron Howard will take over as director on the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff movie | TWITTER

LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy added in a statement: “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago.

“With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie.”

The movie is said to have several weeks of shooting left as well as planned reshoots, and Kennedy revealed that production will resume on July 10th.

It emerged on Tuesday that the prequel movie had lost its directors because of “creative differences”.

And it’s rumoured that the pair were fired after clashing with Kennedy and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan over their vision for the Star Wars spinoff.

The much-anticipated movie will star Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton, and will be released on May 25th, 2018.

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