Star Wars fans are curious and concerned following the massive director shift that has taken place in the upcoming Han Solo movie. However, there's at least one person who has all the confidence in the world in Ron Howard, Jar Jar Binks. In a new comedy video, the highly controversial prequel character makes the argument that Ron Howard is a great choice as the director, and he'll be even better if he makes a certain Gungan the star of the new movie. Check it out.
The new video from comedy site Funny or Die sees the identity of the speaker poorly obscured as if their life could be at risk if it were known. To be fair, there are a lot of people who might like to kill Jar Jar Binks. He's blamed by many to be one of the primary reasons that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was a bad movie. However, here Jar Jar argues that Ron Howard taking over the Han Solo movie is a great movie. He also seems to think that the best decision Howard can make as a director would be to put Jar Jar in the new film. In fact, the argument here, as it turns out, is really just a call to help Jar Jar find work in Hollywood.
Needless to say, we're fairly confident that adding Jar Jar to the movie is probably not a call that Ron Howard will be making. Jokes aside, we know that the major conflict between Lucasfilm and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller was regarding their adherence to the script, and so we can rest assured that Howard will be sticking to the script. We're going to guess that Jar Jar isn't anywhere in that script.
The entire situation regarding the director's chair of the Han Solo movie has been a complete mess. Many fans were excited when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were announced as the directors of the Han Solo movie. The pair had done the seemingly impossible and made fantastic movies out of a 1980s teen drama and a collection of interlocking plastic bricks. What they could do with an established property like Star Wars was something we could only dream of. Unfortunately, it seems that, at the very least, the way that Lord and Miller make movies, and the way Lucasfilm wanted the movie made, were simply not compatible.
Of course, if Ron Howard is looking for support in his new endeavor, he could do better than Jar Jar Binks. While Howard is an accomplished director, the fact that's he's coming in this late in the game is going to cause many to be less than confident in the final product. We'll see what the result really is when the Han Solo movie debuts in may of 2018.