George Lucas Helped Direct A Scene In SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

George Lucas Helped Direct A Scene In SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Okay, so it's not actually a scene, nor is it much more than a moment.

As for how much of the movie was reshot and how much of Lord and Miller's original version will remain in the final cut, there is no clear answer.

Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian.

I'm going to go out on a Wookiee limb here and guess that at some point during Solo we're going to see the Falcon have a nasty run-in that results in that forward shrouding being torn off, revealing the shape of the Corellian light freighter we all know so well. And he said, 'Yeah, I want to do a big science fiction movie. "I don't really want to be specific about that because, again, I don't even want that to matter to fans", he says. "And I think both Chris and Phil are enormously talented and incredibly amusing".

Ron Howard is the current director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, having replaced the two directors of The Lego Movie, and on his first day in the director's chair, Lucas showed up on set. So some time in 2019 then, which means that after rewrites, casting, the usual Hollywood run-arounds and whatever internet-induced existential crises threaten the movie industry in coming years, perhaps one of the series might make it onto the silver screen in the early 2020s. Howard added that the movie is a labor of love from everybody involved.


George Lucas has been friends with Ron Howard for decades, and they've collaborated before on projects like Willow, so of course he had some friendly advice.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller were originally going to tell the story, but publically left the project when there were just three weeks to go with filming. "I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs".

He explained: "I know Chris and Phil". And I think both Chris and Phil are enormously talented and incredibly amusing. But when I learned that this change was happening, it just came in a moment where I was working on lots of new projects for Imagine, and I had not planned to direct anything a year ago. It made me feel great, ” Howard says.

The creator of the "Star Wars" saga came up with a suggestion for a shot and director Ron Howard had the actors act it out.

Speaking with EW in an extensive piece that chronicled the tumultuous production of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recalled a set visit from George Lucas around the time he picked up production.

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