Ron Howard Admits Initial Reluctance To Direct 'Solo
Ron Howard Admits Initial Reluctance To Direct 'Solo
'Solo: A Star Wars Story': How George Lucas Helped Shape a Scene Aboard the Falcon
12 February, 2018, 02:49
Details on Star Wars: Episode IX are slim, though we do know that J.J Abrams is returning to the director's chair, along with scribing the picture with co-writer Chris Terrio.
We were all pretty shocked when we heard that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from directing Solo: A Star Wars Story, after they were already three-quarters of the way through principal photography. Along with a fantastic anecdote from Howard that takes fans back to the set of American Graffiti and goes behind the scenes to shed light on Lucas' earliest musings about Star Wars, the Oscar-winning director also spoke about how Lucas, whom he describes as a "big brother/mentor", paid a visit to the Solo set and ended up shaping a small scene.
However, Howard doesn't really want to talk about who filmed what and whose work remains in the final cut. I dont really want to be specific about that because, again, I dont even want that to matter to fans. "I think these guys are hilarious, but they come from a background of animation and sketch comedy and when you are making these movies you can do that and there's plenty of room for improvisation, we do that all the time", she said.
Howard does add:"Phil and Chris's fingerprints are all over the movie, given how much they put into it and the time they put into it". So, it literally came down to process.
However, when adjustments are made for inflation, "A New Hope", one of the first summer blockbusters from the 1970s as the film industry changed, leads all the "Star Wars" films. They want audiences to just sit down, watch it, and enjoy it in its current state, without trying to figure out who contributed which sections.
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Whichever team gets to No. 1, it's sure to spark debate. "I will go right back to the line like I did last time", Hall said. So the edge, I think, goes to Virginia. "They played a lot harder", De'Andre Hunter added. "I" m thankful for the start.
"[George Lucas] had meant to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours", Kennedy tells EW. And Ron happened to be by the monitor and not inside the Falcon and he goes, Oh thats a great idea, and ran in and said, George wants us to do this. If you look up Longcross Studios in Chertsey, where Solo was shot, on the satellite image service and then head a little to the East, you can clearly see Han Solo's spaceship, the Millennium Falcon.
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