When your cast & crew breaks into applause and cheers when their directors are replaced, you know something was very wrong there.
That’s what apparently happened when Ron Howard as announced as the replacement for Christopher Lord and Phil Miller according to THR:
“But Lord and Miller were not prepared to have Kasdan become a shadow director. With an impasse reached, Kennedy finally pulled the trigger. The next day, when the crew was told that Ron Howard would take over as director, sources say they broke into applause.”
Even worse they weren’t even making much progress on the movie; only filming about three setups a day:
“That day the two used only three different setups â€” that is, three variations on camera placement â€” as opposed to the 12 to 15 that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had expected, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Not only was the going slow, but the few angles that had been shot did not provide a wealth of options to use in editing the movie.”
The piece goes on the say that Ron Howard will be filming the movie until the first week of September. Hopefully we’ll hear more about Han Solo at D23 Expo in two weeks.