Solo: George Lucas Directed A Bit Of The Upcoming Star Wars Film


Whether it's just out of curiosity or confirmation of an educated guess, when multiple filmmakers collaborate on one project, audiences want to know who was responsible for each scene.

"George is like a big brother mentor in my life", said Howard, who starred in Lucas" American Graffiti, and also directed Willow for Lucasfilm. Lord and Miller were apparently clashing with Star Wars franchise scribe Lawrence Kasdan, who penned the Solo script, and had reportedly gone off the set story and taken the narrative in their own direction.

It sounds like Kathleen Kennedy isn't willing to reveal exactly George Lucas suggested on set until after Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out, but nevertheless, it's cool to hear that he was able to contribute to the spinoff. "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".

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.

"I don't really want to explain it". And there it was.

The long awaited Han Solo origin movie - Solo: A Star Wars Story, to give it its full title - is now only a few months away. Howard added that the movie is a labor of love from everybody involved. But he ended up getting some help.

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Ron Howard was also asked about his decision to take over on Solo.

"He told me just trust my instincts, you know?" “I know he kind of fundamentally feels like, first and foremost, [these films are] sort of for 12-year-old boys, and yet even he knows that its grown so far beyond that, and the fans have grown with the series in a great, important way.

According to a profile of Howard in Entertainment Weekly, Lucas showed up on set and "didn't offer a lot of advice except, 'You'll get this, '" Howard said.

So it's basically "Use the Force, Ron".

"He had meant to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours", said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Theres even one little moment in a scene that — I cant tell you what, sorry — but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, ‘Why doesnt Han just do this.”.

Usually that's when Lucas would head out and everyone would get back to business. "We do that all the time, but it has to be inside of a highly structured process or you can't get the work done and you can't move the armies of people to anticipate and have things ready", said Kennedy.