If you consider the extensive reshoots that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ underwent when Kathleen Kennedy and the mouse intervened when they felt something was off, well, now that the previous directors for the untitled Han Solo film have been canned, I’m beginning to wonder if something isn’t “off” inside Disney’s corporate offices.

Regardless, and on a much lighter note, enter: Ron Howard. Yes, the lovable Mr. Howard will be coming in to try and save the day for the mouse and ensure the proper tone for Solo is made a reality. The scuttlebutt has been that the former co-directors of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller clashed with Kathleen Kennedy and head writer, Lawrence Kasdan. Some unnamed source claimed the following: Kathy, her team and Larry Kasdan have been doing it their way for a very long time. They know how the cheese is made and that’s how they want it made,” said the source. “It became a very polarizing set.

So that’s twice now that Kennedy has signed off on hiring a director (or directors) that she’s basically replaced late into production to which the movies in question had to undergo massive reshoots. The former being Rogue One (Gareth Edwards wasn’t technically fired but….), and now the almost finished (and untitled) Han Solo flick will be getting 3 1/2 more weeks of shooting and then an additional 5 weeks of reshoots. She’s damn lucky her films are making bank because sooner or later her competence for choosing the right directors from the beginning should be called into question. And yes, I’d be saying the same bloody thing if she was a dude, so lighten up, Francis:)

As far as Howard coming in to finish the film, eh, well, he’s made some decent flicks in the past (Apollo 13 the real standout), but for once I’d like to see Disney not be such control freaks and not only hire someone but let them make the movie they wanna make….. Take a chance on me, a la Abba, needs to get permanently piped through the offices of the mouse. Nuff said:)

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