Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

How George Lucas Helped Out On Solo: A Star Wars Story

How George Lucas Helped Out On Solo: A Star Wars Story

We know that production for Solo: A Star Wars Story was extended for a few extra months and that Michael K. Williams' had to be replaced by Paul Bettany because he could not make it back for his reshoots, which leads many to believe that Ron Howard reshot quite a bit of the movie.

While the majority of fans - both Star Wars and just movie fans in general - viewed the prequels as some kind of personal attack, the reviews at the time were spectacularly kind, with Attack Of The Clones clocking up 66% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Revenge Of The Sith is sitting pretty with 79%.

One thing everyone suspects about Solo is that we'll finally get to see young Han Solo win the Millennium Falcon from young Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover.) That's an exciting prospect partly because I'm excited to see how the gambling game sabacc works. "And when it was not working out as we had all hoped, it wasn't out of lack of talent". I could understand why you'd ask, and some might even be curious, but look, everybody who has been involved in this has done nothing but love what this movie could be, and that's been the vibe around it.

What she didn't reveal, though, and what we still don't know, is just how much of Solo Howard actually helmed. It's rough on everybody and disappointing for everybody, and I've just tried to come in and - of course, Phil and Chris's fingerprints are all over the movie, given how much they put into it and the time they put into it. Decades of looking at the classic appearance of the Falcon from older movies mean that the idea of changing its aerodynamics, even slightly, won't sit well in the brains of many long-term Star Wars fans. And he said, 'Yeah, I want to do a big science fiction movie.

It's interesting that he'd even admit that Phil Lord & Chris Miller's footage still remains, as a complete overhaul had been hinted at up until this point.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired from "Solo: A Star Wars Story" because their "process" didn't suit LucasFilm. These are really great guys and you know, nobody wanted this to happen. "I think audiences are gonna feel that love and excitement".

"Yeah, I just don't want to do that".

Solo hits theaters May 25th.

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