The rumours appear to be true! Just days after parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller due to “creative differences,” Disney and Lucasfilm found a replacement to helm their untitled Han Solo spinoff: Oscar-winning director Ron Howard!
As The Hollywood Reporter reports, Howard’s worked with Star Wars creator George Lucas before, acting in 1973’s American Graffiti and directing the 1988 fantasy flick Willow. Howard has flirted with directing Star Wars-related films in the past, but this marks his first entry into the franchise.
The film is slated for release on May 25, 2018.