A new behind the scenes video has emerged at USA Today, showing some new aliens, droids, and more of Lando’s capes. It features Cinematographer Bradford Young, creature effects guru Neal Scanlan, costume designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon, who reveal that Solo has the most costumes ever produced for a Star Wars film.
A new article on Solo from the Wall Street Journal mostly treads well-worn ground on the film’s behind-the-scenes director switcharoo, but it does have one new, interesting (if unconfirmed) detail: That Ron Howard reshot 70% of the film.
With a little help from a friend, Solo director Ron Howard answered some fan questions on Twitter this afternoon. Among the reveals: Composer John Powell has written the saga’s first theme for Chewbacca!
Solo ticket presales are doing well. Fandango (via Deadline) reports that the film sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than Black Panther. It’s second only to Avengers: Infinity War. Not bad for a movie “no one asked for.”
Lucasfilm and Force for Change are launching Roar For Change, their latest initiative for Solo. Share your Chewie roar on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #RoarForChange, and Force for Change will donate $1 to UNICEF USA, for up to $1 million.
Lucasfilm dropped a new Solo featurette on us this afternoon, giving us a lot of new looks at the film – particularly Corellia, Mimban and the sabacc game. (Plus more from his first meeting with Chewbacca!) There’s also talk from Ron Howard, Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Lawrence Kasdan.
Solo is a wrap, director Ron Howard tweeted today. “What a movie-making adventure it’s been! Thanks to a terrific cast & extraordinary folks behind the camera as well,” he wrote. “You’ve worked so hard to fully realize this cool story. Hope fans have a blast!”