Ron Howard Defended 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' in 1999

The director of the Han Solo Star Wars movie lashed out at Anakin Skywalker haters back in 1999. In a recently re-discovered letter to Newsweek, Ron Howard demonstrates his Star Wars fandom and love of the franchise. And just like Mark Hamill, Howard also stuck up for Jake Lloyd’s performance as Anakin in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.

On Monday, a Reddit user called Star War Junk uploaded a letter written by Ron Howard to the editor of Newsweek in 1999. Basically, Howard was...

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