Ron Howard Talks Han Solo Movie & ‘Star Wars’ Universe – Cannes Lions

UPDATED With Ron Howard Tweets One day after he was confirmed to be directing Disney/Lucasfilm’s untitled Han Solo movie, Ron Howard appeared on the main Palais stage here at Cannes Lions. In a discussion alongside New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, there were many subjects touched upon, but the audience was clearly clamoring for comment from Howard on his new gig. Smiling, he called his first foray into the Star Wars universe, “A little opportunity that came my way.” (In one of two tweets – see both below – Howard says he hopes “to honor the great work already done” on the Han Solo movie).