Ron Howard, a longtime friend to George Lucas and Academy Award-winning director of Willow and Apollo 13, has been named the director of the as-yet-untitled Han Solo stand-alone Star Wars film.
Now that the internet has had a few hours to compose itself and stop yelling, Howard took to Twitter to issue a brief statement on the job.
"I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77," Howard tweeted. "I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film."
Howard notably starred alongside Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, in American Graffiti from Star Wars creator/director George Lucas.
The untitled Han Solo movie will be in theaters May 25, 2018.
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