George Lucas Had A Hand In Directing Solo

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story': How George Lucas Helped Shape a Scene Aboard the Falcon

No matter how Solo: A Star Wars Story eventually turns out, there'll always be the nagging question of what it could have been.

Before Ron Howard was on board as director of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and before the film even had an official title, creatives Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were at the helm.

This had pundits questioning how much of the film Howard has redone - following talk Lord and Miller were axed because they strayed too far from Lucasfilm's vision of the instalment.

'I know Chris and Phil.

Joining the project in June of a year ago, Howard reshot a large portion of the film, which meant that filming only wrapped up in October. Ford spoke with Howard and gave him some insights into the character that he typically begrudges curious Star Wars fans. "I think audiences are gonna feel that love and excitement". The film is going to tell us that epic tale, as well as how the Millenium Falcon changes it's appearance drastically, within just a decade or so of time. 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.

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

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It's little details like this that are exciting to me as a Star Wars fan. In 1973, Lucas wrote and directed a little picture by the name of American Graffiti, one that starred a not-yet-20-years-old Howard as one of a few high school grads cruising the strip.

What she didn't reveal, though, and what we still don't know, is just how much of Solo Howard actually helmed.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Kennedy stated that it wasn't an easy choice to make, but things simply weren't panning out as smoothly as everyone had hoped they would.

"[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 that's a great idea, ' and ran in and said, 'George wants us to do this.' So that was pretty cool.

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.

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