Ron Howard Takes Over As Director Of Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Movie

“We think the highest goal of every film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas started 20 decades ago,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “We’ve got a superb script, an incredible cast and crew, and also the complete dedication to make a great movie.”

Many other movies, Howard and the filmmaker behind Frost/Nixon, Splash has a history with George Lucas: He also starred in 1973 in Lucas ‘American Graffiti and directed the dream Willow beneath the Lucasfilm banner. Recently, Howard has helmed the Robert Langdon show with Tom Hanks (including the hit The Da Vinci Code), in Addition to the dramas In the Heart of the Sea and Rush.

Filming on the Han Solo spinoff began in February in England and will restart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there were three and a half left in production after Lord and Miller left handed, together with five weeks of reshoots also built into the schedule.

The movie, co-starring Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke, remains scheduled for launch on May 25, 2018.