Solo director Ron Howard praises The Last Jedi on Twitter

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Dec 20, 2017

Ron Howard took a break from his own Star Wars movie and got around to seeing The Last Jedi with his family on Tuesday. "Took a break from editing #Solo to see #LastJedi," tweeted the 63-year-old director.

"Great job @rianjohnson cast & crew. The paying crowd our family saw it with cheered & applauded." He included a selfie of himself at the theater with the poster for The Last Jedi right next to the initial poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Rian Johnson responded to Howard's kind words with "Thanks, Ron!!" along with two heart emojis. One response to the post said that Howard was not including the reactions of his family to which he quoted the tweet saying, "We loved it!" 

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Howard took over the Han Solo origin movie during the summer when the original directing duo, 21 Jump Street's Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were fired by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy over creative differences more than four months after production began.

Since assuming the director's chair, Howard has been tweeting out behind-the-scenes hints to what the movie might contain as well as pictures with cast members Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany. He revealed the film's title from the set back in October. There have also been reports that the reshoots were more extensive than originally thought and some actors were even cut because of them. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as Han Solo; Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando; Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) as Beckett, Han's criminal mentor; Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Kira; and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Newton and Bettany's roles have not yet been confirmed.

The movie will make its way to theaters on May 25, 2018 in 12 parsecs or less.