Ms Kennedy and Walt Disney Co, which owns Lucasfilm, have repeatedly shown that they will do whatever it takes to steer the Star Wars franchise as they see best. With Howard coming on to direct the Han Solo movie and veteran English director Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot") reportedly in early work on a standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, we might be seeing Kennedy's new thinking on how to take on "Star Wars" movies going forward. Or they could go with a novel choice, someone who's directed a handful of Star Wars films already, someone who knows the material well, someone who's schedule is certainly available. This isn't the first time Lucasfilm has parted ways with filmmakers (Josh Trank was removed from an unnamed Star Wars Story in the summer of 2015, while Gareth Edwards was sidelined during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
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He went on to attend the Goodman Theatre acting school, where he met the woman who would become his wife, Sarah Herman. At one point, he auditioned at Mister Kelly's, a Chicago nightclub, and got the gig. "I was never just a troublemaker".
Phil Lord and Chris Miller: Hired due to their fresh, zippy work on 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, a calculated and gratuitous merchandise tie-in that makes me cry upon EVERY REPEATED VIEWING SOMEHOW, Lord and Miller were hired to bring youth and fire to the still-untitled Han Solo movie (which they teased as "Red Cup", for the 9 Star Wars fans who know Toby Keith). At the time, Trank said that it was his choice to leave and that he had made a personal choice, but The Hollywood Reporter reported that he was sacked due to his "unusual conduct" during the making of Fantastic Four. So, she definitely has experience directing action projects. "Luke Skywalker, right now, is the last Jedi". Though we saw the character in big hologram form in The Force Awakens, this year's film will bring audiences up close and personal with the First Order leader.
A great Star Wars film finds the right balance of fun and excitement with meaningful, emotional moments. He has the artistic pedigree to do it. "We are really proud of the incredible and world-class work of our cast and crew". Also, Edgar Wright doesn't make bad movies, so why wouldn't the studio want him to direct one? There have been twice as many cases of upheaval with the men behind the camera. Who did we leave out that should also be considered?