To /Film, Ron Howard explains how that shocking Solo cameo came to be and whether a sequel is in the cards. Plus, the Kasdans on that choice and why Teras Kasi.
An early report on Solo gave us the impression that George Lucas actually helped direct a small part of the film, now the fuller part of the story can be told. Here’s the scene – of which we’ve seen a brief preview of in commercials – and George Lucas’s part in it, from Variety’s cover story.
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.
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!
Check it out on Twitter or under the cut.
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.
Solo director Ron Howard is all over today’s new The Star Wars Show, talking about the film and helping the crew out with an Arrested Development spoof.
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.