Disney CEO Assures Fans The 'Han Solo' Film Is Not 'Doomed'

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However, Disney CEO Bob Iger attempted to assure fans that the Han Solo film will be fine in the capable hands of Ron Howard during a candid exchange with TMZ.

Many Star Wars fans are still reeling after the news last week that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Ron Howard stepping in to replace them just a few days later. "Filming will resume the 10th of July". The firing sent shockwaves through the Star Wars fandom, an unprecedented decision that cast the new spin-off in a troubling light.

One source told THR that production department heads had begun to complain. I'm hoping this tidbit about coaching has more to do with nailing Harrison Ford's mannerisms or style than actual acting ability, because where I wasn't as bothered about the state of the movie before, this news is more concerning.

Yes, the comedic technique that's stretched the running time of your average Hollywood comedy far past its breaking point (Sisters reallydid not need to be two hours long) was a source of much conflict on the set, with Lucasfilm brass growing increasingly upset that Lord and Miller were taking too long to finish each camera setup and throwing out lines to the actors that weren't in the script, leaving hundreds of crew members sitting around idle while they riffed. THR reports that Lord and Miller did do takes for scenes as it was written in the script.

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Rising star Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo, while Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian, made famous in George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy by actor Billy Dee Williams.

When Kennedy felt that these measures did not get the production on track, she asked Kasdan to come to London.

While Phil Lord and Chris Miller have worked within the major studio system before, directing 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street for Sony and The LEGO Movie for Warner Bros., this project was easily their most ambitious live-action project to date. Some insiders say that while the talent of Lord and Miller is undeniable, nothing in their background prepared them for a movie of this size and scope.

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