Ron Howard has reassured concerned fans that everything is on track for the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story come May 25. The director took to Twitter to indicate that the film is proceeding as scheduled and that the final edit, as well as the score, are set in stone.
Howard, when asked about the status of the project online, responded that the edit is indeed "locked" and that John Powell's score is "done." Howard also indicated that a new trailer is forthcoming, while teasing fans of a space battle featuring the Empire's tie-fighters in a visual effects review session.
The overall concern is understandable given that the marketing for Han Solo's origins and his adventures with Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca started only just this year. Howard inherited things in a severe state of disarray after initial directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the project due to creative differences, with Howard then having to reshoot a vast portion of the film.
While Howard's reshoots upped the production budget, Solo appears to however be on solid ground with the reception to the first trailer being impressive, and the movie expected to open with a performance similar to Rogue One, which was considered a success by Disney.
Based on a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams and Woody Harrelson. The film arrives May 25.