It’s looking like Solo may be the first new Star Wars to lowball box office expectations. It’s taken in about $103 million domestically over the holiday weekend. The worldwide take is expected to be $148 million.
Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan talk in-depth with StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks about how Solo came to be, including how that became entwined with the making of The Force Awakens and Han’s death.
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.
The Solo junket was today, and you bet there’s a lot of press forthcoming. The most interesting bit (so far) comes from Entertainment Tonight, which brought in Harrison Ford to suprise Alden Ehrenreich. And then there’s that.
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.
On Wednesday’s Star Wars Show, writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan talk the origins of Solo, including some insight into Lando, L3-37, Tobia Beckett and Enfys Nest.
Thought we’d seen everything from EW? Wrong! Bringing up the back are Lawrence and Jon Kasdan with the movies that influenced Solo: A Star Wars Story. From Treasure Island (as namechecked in the scoundrel story) to… The Big Lebowski?
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s droid L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story is “a self-modified droid,” co-writer Jon Kasdan tells Entertainment Weekly. “The idea is that she’s sort of a mutt, if you will, of various parts of different kinds of droids who has improved upon herself.”
“She’s a complete individual in the galaxy,” Jon Kasdan says. “We wanted to have it be a completely different kind of droid than you’ve ever seen in the movies. And we definitely wanted it to be a female. We thought it was more than time for that.”
She has a “working relationship with Lando” that is “very sophisticated” and has evolved over the years, Lawrence Kasdan says.
She’s very smart and advanced for a droid, “and Phoebe is hilarious and brilliant and really helped bring that character to life in ways that are funny and surprising,” Ron Howard says.