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Disney Ditches ‘Han Solo’ Directors in Favor of Ron Howard

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, released an official 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 40 years ago,” she said. “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.”

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Alden Ehrenreich nabbed the role of young Han Solo. The character was originally played by Harrison Ford.

The Han Solo film is due out on May 25, 2018. Alden Ehrenreich stars as the young Han Solo. He’s joined by castmates Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Thandie Newtwon.

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