Solo: A Star Wars Story Director Open To Making More Stars Wars Movies

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While things didn’t turn out too well for Solo: A Star Wars Story at the box office, it’s hard to put much of the blame on last-minute director Ron Howard, who was brought in for some heavy reshoots after the departure of original helmsmen Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

So while the chances are looking very slim right now for the Han Solo spinoff getting a sequel, there’s always the possibility that Lucasfilm would be interested in giving the filmmaker another project to work on – and presumably one with a less chaotic production. What’s more, in an interview with Metro, Howard implied that he’d take such an offer, so long as he was given the right story.

“I had a great experience with that. It would depend entirely on the story,” Howard said. “My daughter Bryce [Dallas Howard] is thrilled. She’s been announced to be directing one of the new episodes of the series headed by Jon Favreau.”

The series Howard is referring to here is The Mandalorian, with Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard set to direct – and according to recent rumors, act in – one of the episodes of this live action show.

With filming for Jon Favreau’s series underway, The Mandalorian is evidently one project that’s survived the reworking of Lucasfilm’s schedule in the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s poor commercial performance. The same, however, can’t be said for the planned Boba Fett film, and while Howard has previously preached the sequel potential of his own movie, it doesn’t look like he’ll be following through on his ideas for Han and Chewie’s next adventure.

Still, just as one flop can’t prompt Disney to cancel some of its plans, perhaps Star Wars: Episode IX can do well enough to resurrect a project or two when it hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.

Source: Metro

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