Last week I posted an article link that the directors for the Han Solo prequel flick had been fired, Lucasfilm citing creative differences. In other words, they didn’t quite match the house style, which was one of my complaints against Rogue One, an otherwise good movie, and fans complained about the prequels, which usually weren’t so great. So they found someone they can work with. Ron Howard will be taking over the film.
The writer of the piece shows some concerns about this, as if they were in favor of any good movie whether it fits the tone of the franchise or not. While I’ll wait for the movie to come out to judge Howard’s performance (he is a good director), if it doesn’t feel like a Star Wars movie, it doesn’t matter how good it is. It can be one of the best movies, but not feel like Star Wars, and thus it will not feel right. This results in a movie that is better served not being part of another IP and thus will be ruined for the audience, especially fans who have an expectation from the name. When you’re creating a piece of an existing property this has to be considered or you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot. And you can’t complain the foot shot first.