Michael K. Williams Shot All Of His Han Solo Scenes Before Ron Howards’ Arrival

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More details about Michael K. William's departure from Lucasfilm's Han Solo are making their way online and it seems like the Boardwalk Empire star actually finished filming all of his scenes for the spinoff right before Ron Howard took over for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Earlier this week word came out that Williams had been forced to drop his role as the link between Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo and Emilia Clarke's Kira and now a new interview with Vanity Fair reveals that the actor had actually finished all of his scenes before the problem with the reshoot scheduling.

The site writes:

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"Williams had already filmed all of his scenes as a new character to the universe—"a link between Han Solo and Emilia's character, Kira"—when Lucasfilm suddenly announced in June that it was replacing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller with Ron Howard. The shake-up meant that Williams would need to re-shoot his scenes so that the anticipated spin-off could still meet its 2018 release date."

This comes as a shock for fans, especially since reports had it that most of Lord and Miller's footage was "very usable."

It's likely that Howard and his crew are reshooting quite a number of scenes, seeing as Williams had been forced to drop his role. Hopefully everything falls into place before the film premieres next year.

Han Solo hits cinemas May 25, 2017.

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