At least, that’s according to Woody Harrelson, who spoke with Uproxx in anticipation of War For the Planet of the Apes. Similar to how his Apes director Matt Reeves has been soliciting nine kinds of questions regarding The Batman, Harrelson has been hounded about his involvement in Star Wars and, more recently, how Lord and Miller’s departure has affected those on the ground level.
Given how quickly Disney drafted in a replacement – two days elapsed between the firing of Lord and Miller and subsequent appointment of the Oscar-winning Ron Howard – it’s no surprise to learn that filming has already resumed on the Han Solo set, with leaked pictures revealing Alden Ehrenreich decked out in costume as the young nerf-herder standing alongside everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca.
But if you’re worried that Lucasfilm’s decision to part ways with Phil Lord and Chris Miller will adversely affect the end product, don’t; Woody Harrelson has gone on record to say that the second of Disney’s Star Wars anthology films has landed “in very capable hands.”
Oh, you can relax, man – because obviously, the Force is with us. Ron [Howard] is great. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman and so prepared. And I loved Chris and Phil. But I think we did land in very capable hands.
Han Solo is, at the time of writing, still on course to make that May 25th, 2018 release date. Word is that Disney plans to announce the film’s official title at D23 this coming weekend – Solo was the latest moniker to be churned out by the rumor mill – so stay tuned to We Got This Covered for all the latest from Disney’s galaxy far, far away over the coming days.