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Star Wars Boss Explains Why Han Solo Movie Directors Were Fired

Star Wars Boss Explains Why Han Solo Movie Directors Were Fired

"Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push "Star Wars" in ways I find incredibly exciting". "It actually is a amusing little bit that will probably get a laugh", said Kennedy.

"I just say over and over again that, yes, it was an incredibly hard decision that we had to make and obviously it was pretty late in the game, which shows we spent a lot of time trying not to have to make that decision".

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.

There's a deep, bracing irony within the Star Wars universe.

As usual, Lucasfilm was light on details about the new project, but between Johnson's trilogy, the Benioff-Weiss films, and the ongoing stand-alone Star Wars Stories (including the upcoming Solo and planned Obi-Wan Kenobi entry), the Disney-owned studio has at least a decade's worth of films in the pipeline.




"Tell them I told you everything you needed to know, and that you can't tell anyone", Fold reportedly said. "Howard told EW. "...[E] ven he knows that it's grown so far beyond that, and the fans have grown with the series in a great, important way.

As for just how much of the film is Howard's, and how much remains from the previous directors' input, Howard won't say. Oh, if we could only know what these tips were.

"I don't really want to explain it. So he didn't offer a lot of advice except, 'You'll get this'". "They should just lose themselves in it", he said. "I don't really want to be specific about that because, again, I don't even want that to matter to fans", he says.

"He had meant to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours", Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recalled.

It has become a treasured tradition - like the president throwing out the first pitch at a World Series game - when the creator of "Star Wars", filmmaker George Lucas, visits the set of a movie in the saga he sold to Disney in 2012. "There's even one little moment in a scene that - I can't tell you what, sorry - but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, 'Why doesn't Han just do this.' It actually is a amusing little bit that will probably get a laugh". "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'".


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