Ron Howard
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After the bombshell that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the second ‘Star Wars’ anthology film, news now comes that Ron Howard will be stepping in to take their place.

Lucasfilm is expected to make it official sometime today.

The move comes after the announcement that Lord and Miller were let go under what the duo officially stated as “creative differences” but sources later revealed of the growing dissatisfaction with the two from Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his son.

THR reports that Howard first course of action will be to look over what has been filmed and see “what the project has and still needs.” He will also meet with the cast, specifically Alden Ehrenreich who is playing the lead role of Han and Donald Glover who is playing Lando Calrissian as well as with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton, to soothe over any concerns they may have with this transition.

The still untitled Han Solo film is in the middle of production with three-and-a-half more weeks of filming to go and five weeks slated for reshoots if needed.

More to come….