First it was Star Wars: The Force Awakens that had some trouble as it being pushed back from the franchise’s usual May release to December, and then came the extensive reshoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Both the films turned out fine and were massive successes for Disney, each pulling in over $1 billion. Recently, the next stand-alone Disney chose to produce, the still yet unofficially titled Han Solo film went through some of the worst kind of trouble a film can go through, having a directorial change after almost four months of shooting. This shook Star Wars fans to the core, what exactly was the problem? After all the juicy details came out about the who, what, when, where and why, (which you can read about here) the film was still left without a director for a short time. Disney and Lucasfilm quickly fixed the issue and brought in Hollywood Veteran Ron Howard. This caused Star Wars fans to finally take a long needed deep breath. While fans know this kind of change to a film at this point in the production is certainly not a good thing, Disney brought hope back by bringing in a guy like Howard. After all, Howard won an Oscar for best director for 2001’s A Beautiful Mind.
Uproxx recently spoke with Woody Harrelson, who as far as we know plays a sort of mentor to Han Solo in the upcoming film. Harrelson was asked his thought on the change in director and how it may effect the film, “Oh, you can relax, man — because obviously the Force is with us,” said Harrelson, “Ron is great. He’s awesome. He’s such a gentleman and so prepared.” Harrelson also mentioned working with the previous directors that were let go, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, “And I loved Chris and Phil. But I think we did land in very capable hands,” said Harrelson. It sounds like Harrelson isn’t too concerned with the situation and gives the impression that things will work a bit more smoothly from here on out. Does Woody’s comments give you reassurance for the film? Let us know in the comments down below!