Han Solo: Disney Reportedly 'Impressed' With Sizzle Reel

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Disney licensees were shown a sizzle reel for the upcoming young Han Solo spinoff movie a while back, and apparently liked what they saw. The project has been neck-deep in controversy since the surprise firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Lucasfilm quickly tapped Oscar-winner Ron Howard to fill in and complete production, and the film remains on track for a May 2018 release. Star Wars is unsurprisingly going to be a big part of this year's D23 expo, so many are wondering if Han Solo will be featured in some capacity as Lucasfilm looks to clear the air.

Details about what happened on the set continue to come out, so right now it's difficult to know the full story. Allegedly, there were concerns about Lord and Miller's improvisational style, as they veered off-script a little too much for writer Lawrence Kasdan and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's liking. Still, word is that a majority of the footage the duo shot is "very usable," which hopefully means the reshoots won't have to be extensive. Now, reports indicate Disney liked what they saw when presented a sizzle reel.

Per Star Wars News Net, a reel was shown to Disney licensees about a month ago, and the reaction was very positive. The outlet indicates Alden Ehrenreich's turn as Han Solo and Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian in particular were highlights, which should be encouraging for fans. You can see their tweets in the space below:

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