Lucasfilm announced yesterday that filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
â€œAt 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,â€ said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. â€œWith that in mind, weâ€™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. Filming will resume the 10th of July.â€
Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilmâ€™s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code,Â Frost/Nixon, andÂ Rush.Â He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucasâ€™ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.