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Ron Howard refused to direct The Phantom Menace because it was “too daunting”

Reminder: the newly appointed Han Solo movie director Ron Howard had revealed that George Lucas asked Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Howard himself to direct The Phantom Menace.

Source : Happy Sad Confused Podcast (11/22/2015)

UPDATE : Howard had later clarified that there wasn’t a script yet.

Source: Metro

(This video was dug out by MakingStarWars)

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