On the heels of the news that Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miler were off the Star Wars spinoff mere weeks away from the completion of principal photography, three names have reportedly surfaced as possible 11th hour replacements. And all three filmmakers are past colleagues of Lucasfilm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar winner Ron Howard is a contender to step in to helm. Howard directed Willow, based on a story by George Lucas, for Lucasfilm back in 1988. Howard was also once in the mix to direct The Phantom Menace, but he has said that he was never even formally offered a script for that film.

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Source: This Oscar Winner May be Our New Han Solo Director

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