AceShowbiz - It looks like there will be little to none of previous helmers', Phil Lord and Chris Miller, work on "Solo: A Star Wars Story". A new report has emerged suggesting that Ron Howard, who took over the helming duties from Lord and Miller back in June, has reshot almost completely of the upcoming "Star Wars" spin-off.
According to podcast "The Resistance Broadcast", Howard has reshot "nearly all" of the film, doubling its budget. "The reshoots ended up covering nearly all of 'Han Solo', all of the film, and potentially up to twice the budget," sources close to the production stated. "We're hearing that [Howard] reshot potentially 80 percent or more of the movie."
Filming on the movie kicked off at the beginning of this year. Howard stepped in as director after a shakeup mid-production found Lord and Miller, the directing duo behind "21 Jump Street" and its sequel, leaving the project just four months into production, allegedly due to "creative differences" with Lucasfilm.
The Han Solo standalone movie is set to arrive in theaters across the nation on May 25 next year. The sci-fi flick stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Han's friend Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson as Han's mentor Beckett and Emilia Clarke as a new character named Kira. Other supporting cast members include Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Clint Howard and Ian Kenny.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, the film is themed as a space Western. It is centering on a young Han Solo, the roguish smuggler who later meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1997), and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.