However, during the making of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucas briefly stepped back into the director's chair when he made a suggestion about a scene involving Han Solo on the Millennium Falcon. Solo was initially directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller until they were let go approximately 75% of the way into principal photography, and Ron Howard, who worked with Lucas on American Graffiti, was brought in to oversee the rest of the main shoot and the reshoots.
Either way, we'll know soon enough. "I don't really want to be specific about that because, again, I don't even want that to matter to fans", he says.
With all the behind the scenes turmoil that occurred on the set of Solo - which ended with Ron Howard (Apollo 13) stepping in to replace a departed Lord & Miller (The LEGO Movie) - it's easy to understand why fans are going to be cautious when they enter theaters this Memorial Day Weekend. Howard added that the movie is a labor of love from everybody involved.
"He had meant to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours", Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, told EW. "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 [the film and TV production company], and I had not planned to direct anything a year ago", he explains.
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.
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He continued, "It's disappointing that any company ever feels like they have to make a change like that".
"He told me just trust my instincts, you know?" Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and unsafe criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes. Just getting it done. 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. "I was reluctant, but I also began to feel that I could help".
A Star Wars Story won't just be revealing the origins of characters such as Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, we'll also get to see how the Millennium Falcon came to be the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
"Yeah, I just don't want to do that".