George Lucas might have passed the reins of Star Wars to Disney, but he has opinions on his characters. When Ron Howard had revealed that Lucas suggested a joke at the filming of Solo: A Star Wars Story and Howard eventually filmed this.
When Lucas had dropped by the set, Howard said, “Everybody’s jaws drop, it’s like snapping to attention.”
Although Howard had said that Lucas is hands-off, he told Howard, “You know what Han would really do here,” and he then shared a joke.
Howard said that he told the actors that they would switch up the scene,
“I know when I hear a good idea,” he said.
Howard had then discussed when Lucas had told him the idea for Star Wars in 1973,
“I didn’t get it at all,” he said.
Howard had explained that he was very cautious regarding becoming the third director to try his hand at Solo. He then stepped in as the director of Solo: A Star Wars Story by June 2017.
“No people want to be part of a situation like that,” he said, mentioning the creative differences. But he said the screenplay changed his mind: “I loved it, I loved the story, it surprised me.”
Howard addressed the spin on the movie in a featurette.
“The Star Wars universe that we see in Solo was different from anything else we’ve seen in any previous Star Wars movies,” he said
“The Empire controls everything. Everyone is struggling to survive, but we discover this incredible free spirit.”
Solo is about a young Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) and how he meets Chewbacca (JoonasSuotamo) and LandoCalrissian (Donald Glover).