With Chris Miller and Phil Lord no longer directing the Han Solo standalone movie, here are 5 directors who could take over the project.
On Tuesday, Lucasfilm broke the news that Chris Miller and Phil Lord are no longer directing the Han Solo standalone movie. After nearly five months of shooting, the pair split with Lucasfilm with both sides citing “creative differences.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stated that the company will announce a new director for the project “soon.” That gives us time to speculate on which director we would like to see take on young Han Solo.
5. Donald Glover
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 5 Actor/exec. producer Donald Glover speaks during the panel discussion at FX’s ‘Atlanta’ For Your Consideration red carpet event at the Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Smith/FX/PictureGroup)
Donald Glover is a smart choice to direct the Han Solo movie. Not only is he already starring in the film as young Lando Calrissian, but he is experienced in writing and producing. He also created a successful television show, a comedy-drama called Atlanta which won him two Golden Globe awards. As an added bonus, Glove is a comedian which gives him an advantage in directing Han Solo’s character. Solo, after all, often played the role of comic relief in the original trilogy. As the dual nature of Atlanta shows, Glover clearly understands both humor and brevity. A Han Solo film needs a good balance of both.
Plus, Glover is already on set! All Lucasfilm would have to do is give him a new contract and relabel his chair to read “Director.”