Wow, things have gotten weird with the Han Solo film!! First came the news that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been let go from the project due to “creative differences” with the powers that be at Disney and Lucasfilm. As if that wasn’t shocking enough (having two directors let go from such a high-profile project during filming no less), today the news has come down that their replacement will be none other than Ron Howard himself!!
That’s right. Ron Howard is officially directing a Star Wars film. And…I’m not sure how I feel about that. Don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite films are directed by Ron Howard: Apollo 13, Cocoon, A Beautiful Mind, all of these are films I enjoy. In fact, it is entirely feasible that Howard will do a fantastic job and the Han Solo film will go off without a hitch a la Rogue One. And yet…his recent efforts do not inspire me with confidence. I mean there was Inferno (2016) which hit theaters with a dull *thud.* And then there was In the Heart of the Sea the year before that, and it didn’t go over well either. I’m not saying Howard can’t do it, but I don’t feel as confident about the film now.
What do you think about Ron Howard being chosen as the new director of the Han Solo film? Is the project doomed? Or are we all fretting over nothing? Let me know in the comments below. Tomorrow marks day 1 of the Remembering James Horner Blogathon!! Don’t forget to tag my blog at the start of the post (this post is part of the Remembering James Horner Blogathon hosted by Film Music Central) so I can include you in the daily summary that I will keep updated as best I can 🙂
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