The new Han Solo director Ron Howard might have been busy rolling out a few revealing set photos to help ease Star Wars fans minds after the spinoff’s controversial shake up back in June, however the filmmaker hasn’t really said much about the project after taking over the production in July.
Now, Howard gives fans his biggest Han Solo update, chatting with The Hollywood Reporter about the progress of the spinoff’s production. Aside from commenting that the film’s “coming along great,” Howard also went as far as to praise the script and the cast of the controversial standalone Star Wars movie.
“It’s a fantastic script, a great cast and I am having a fantastic creative experience with it … (the film) came with great characters, a great script and actors who inhabit those characters. It’s a great young cast, incredibly strong — smart, funny people who love their characters and love being part of this. I think we’ll be able to do something that is a lot of fun.”
Of course, the director is careful not to give out anything too revealing and it seems like Howard’s only trying to reassure fans that Han Solo is going well under his lead. There’s been a lot of talk ever since Lucasfilm decided to fire original Han Solo directors Chris Lord and Phil Miller over creative differences, and though the buzz has died down considerably, fans are still worried that the spinoff might not turn as well as they hope.
So far though, based on all of Howard’s posts, Han Solo’s doing pretty good.
The untitled Han Solo spinoff hits cinemas May 25, 2017.