Date: 23rd June 2017

Ron Howard steps in to direct Han Solo film.

Ron Howard has stepped in to direct the Han Solo film after the previous two directors exited the project mid-production.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left because of what they said were "creative differences" with producers.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said she was "thrilled" that Howard had joined as director.

The currently untitled movie will resume filming on 10 July and is due to be released next year.

Howard has previously directed The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, The Grinch, Rush and Inferno.

The announcement that he will take the reins of the Han Solo film comes after months of conflict between Kennedy, who is also a producer on the movie, and Lord and Miller.

Source: Press Release