Global  Video

“The world's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

There's A New Director At The Helm Of The Han Solo Movie - And You'll Recognize Him

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 27 June 2017
There's A New Director At The Helm Of The Han Solo Movie - And You'll Recognize Himby

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, Star Wars is back with a vengeance. Following Disney’s acquiring of the brand and franchise from Lucasfilm a few years ago, the corporation has gone all-out to really expand the already popular universe and characters’ stories – with a barnstorming debut in Episode VII – The Force Awakens, fans of the force were finally able to get back into the Skywalker saga and put the divisive memories of the sequel movies behind them. With Episode VIII – The Last Jedi due for release later this year, it’s a series that will supposedly have no end in sight – with spin-off movies and extra entries in the saga due to pop up for years to come.

One of the most hotly-anticipated movies on the slate for the series is the untitled Han Solo prequel, which will focus on the rogue pilot’s early days before he got involved with the Skywalkers and the force. Alden Ehrenreich will play the title role, with big names in Woody Harrelson and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke also on the cast sheet – but there has been a big change in production personnel with just weeks supposedly left on the slate. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – best known from bringing The Lego Movie to the big screen – have been dropped from the movie, with veteran director Ron Howard instead taking up the reins.

Howard has a varied resume when it comes to the movies he’s been in charge of – from the celebrated A Beautiful Mind to the Da Vinci Code series, Star Wars seems to be entirely new territory for him – though there is no doubt that he will be a capable pair of hands, having worked in similar territory and alongside Star Wars creator George Lucas on a number of projects in the past. What changes Howard will make to proceedings are currently unknown – but it is thought that Lord and Miller have departed due to ongoing issues with regard to creative control.

The Han Solo movie is due to arrive next year, meaning that we are destined for a fair run of yearly Star Wars movies – and with Episode VII and Rogue One having performed very well critically and financially, there is definite life in the force yet. Let’s see how this turns out!

21
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

You Might Like


Recent related news

A new teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the early days of Han’s friendship with Chewie

A new teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the early days of Han’s friendship with Chewie
Lucasfilm has released a new teaser for its upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story, showing off a bit more of Han Solo’s early days and his friendship with...
The Verge - TechnologyAlso reported by •EnstarzDNAMashable

Selena Gomez Gushes About 'I Feel Pretty' During Epic Movie Night (Video)

Selena Gomez has nothing but love for Amy Schumer‘s new film I Feel Pretty! The “It Ain’t Me” crooner recently watched the comedy during a fun movie...
Just Jared Jr - Entertainment

Taylor Swift Sings on Sugarland's 'Babe,' Which She Wrote - Listen Now!

There’s new music from Taylor Swift and she’s back to her country roots with this new song! The 28-year-old singer-songwriter gave her song “Babe” to the...
Just Jared Jr - Entertainment

Leipana in control ahead of Raiders' Rabbit hunt

There's a new "Leipana" in town. Still just as potent, but now they're developing a new quality. Controlled.
Brisbane Times - Front Page

There's a new favourite for the West Brom manager role - and it's a familiar face

There's a new favourite for the West Brom manager role - and it's a familiar face
Here's a look at the West Brom next manager betting market as the club looks to replace Alan Pardew
Lichfield Mercury - SportsAlso reported by •Mashable

There’s a new Disney Song Challenge board game out, so it's time to let your inner Disney Princess shine

There’s a new Disney Song Challenge board game out, and fans are obsessed [Hasbro/Disney] Brand Hasbro have released a brand new game which is set to excite...
OK! - Celebrities

Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why She Turned Down 'Mean Girls'

Here’s something you likely didn’t know about the history of Mean Girls – Evan Rachel Wood almost starred in the movie! The 30-year-old actress revealed...
Just Jared - Entertainment

Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg in long-winded but rich ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

“Ismael’s Ghosts” is a very French concoction, partly self-indulgent, partly obscure and partly long-winded, and yet, in the main, original and emotionally...
SFGate - Entertainment


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Entertainment

Swedish DJ AVICII dies at 28AVICII DEAD at 28: Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Zedd and More Stars Pay Tribute
Avicii, Swedish ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC artist and DJ, dead at 28Sabrina Carpenter, LIAM PAYNE, Charlie Puth & More React to Avicii's Sudden Passing
A Grande tear jerker: ARIANA GRANDE's new single is tribute to Manchester Bombing victimsARIANA Grande's 'No Tears Left to Cry' & 9 Other Videos Where Gravity Did Not Apply

Recent related videos

News video: Super Troopers 2 Review: Do Comedy Sequels EVER Work? - Mojo @ the Movies

▶ Super Troopers 2 Review: Do Comedy Sequels EVER Work? - Mojo @ the Movies 05:25

There have been several long-awaited comedy sequels over the years - Zoolander 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Anchorman 2. But do movie sequels that took a long time ever succeed? More importantly, do comedy..
Source: WatchMojo - Affiliate -

News video: Standalone Black Widow Movie On Its Way?

▶ Standalone Black Widow Movie On Its Way? 00:46

Joe Russo and his brother Anthony make up the Avengers: Infinity War directing team. Joe says he thinks a movie headlined by Infinity War's Black Widow is on the way. The character is played by..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Deadpool 2 Might Reference Star Wars Solo

▶ Deadpool 2 Might Reference Star Wars Solo 00:32

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch says certain jokes from the sequel’s trailers won’t be in the final cut of the film. Leitch revealed that a lot of raw Deadpool 2 footage wound up on the cutting..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

News video: Anna Farris Responds To Chris Pratt's

▶ Anna Farris Responds To Chris Pratt's "Divorce Sucks" Comment 00:38

Recently, Chris Pratt opened up about his divorce with Anna Faris. He said, "Divorce sucks." The two announced their divorce in August 2017 via a statement on Instagram. "At the end of the day,..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Bob Iger Pushed For 'Black Panther' Movie

▶ Bob Iger Pushed For 'Black Panther' Movie 00:32

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed he was one of the main supporters of Black Panther. Iger said he really wanted to make the movie happen. Black Panther is considered one of Marvel's best films to..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Amy Schumer’s ‘New Movie, I Feel Pretty’, Made $1 Million at Thursday Box Office

▶ Amy Schumer’s ‘New Movie, I Feel Pretty’, Made $1 Million at Thursday Box Office 00:32

Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” earned $1 million at the Thursday box office. “I Feel Pretty” is aiming for a $13 million to $15 million opening weekend. The film's production budget is $32..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

News video: Carrie Underwood Talks About Gruesome Accident

▶ Carrie Underwood Talks About Gruesome Accident 00:47

Country singer Carrie Underwood sat down for her first interviews to promote her new song “Cry Pretty.” After months of hiding her face, Underwood finally had a “big reveal” while performing at..
Source: Wochit -

News video: Summer 2018 Movie Preview

▶ Summer 2018 Movie Preview 00:33

Every summer movie studios out do themselves with spectacular films. What do they have in store for 2018? Summer 2018 movie season starts with Avengers: Infinity War releasing April 27. The Merc with..
Source: Wochit Entertainment -

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+