It’s Official: Ron Howard’s Stepping In To Finish The HAN SOLO Movie

The rumors were true.

Well, that didn't take long! 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Howard has officially stepped in to complete work on Disney's forthcoming Young Han Solo movie. For those of you who've been living under a rock, THR's got a pretty good refresher for you:

The move comes two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the movie they had spent over four-and-a-half months directing. Creative differences over style and tone came to a head between the duo and Lawrence Kasdan, with the studio backing the veteran screenwriter.

There's so much we don't know about this situation that, quite honestly, it's difficult to say whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. It's also difficult to say how this will function in practice: THR says Howard's next step is to meet with the film's "rattled" cast before looking over everything Lord & Miller had shot up until this point. The film had three-and-a-half more weeks to go before wrapping production (with another five weeks of time set aside for reshoots), so one has to assume that the lion's share of the work has already been done. But how much rebuilding must be done?

Who can say? All that matters now is: this is what's happening. It'll take all of us a minute to wrap our heads around it (and probably more time to fully understand what actually went down here), but we've got nothing but time. Stay tuned for updates as they roll in.