STAR WARS Creator George Lucas Actually Helped Direct A Short Sequence For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

STAR WARS Creator George Lucas Actually Helped Direct A Short Sequence For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

George Lucas hasn't had a whole lot to do with Star Wars since Disney took over, but the legendary director dropped by the Solo set to visit his friend Ron Howard and ended up helping with a key scene...

EW's Solo: A Star Wars Story coverage continues with a profile on Ron Howard, who took the helm of the movie when original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project over "creative differences."

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During the interview, Howard revealed that George Lucas actually paid a visit to the set while a key scene aboard the Millennium Falcon was being filmed. Only intending to drop by to see his friend, Lucas reportedly stuck around for 5 hours and ended up contributing to the scene.

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy recounts the story:

“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 funny 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.’ So that was pretty cool. I think George felt pretty great about that. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him."

So, you could say George Lucas directed - or at least, helped direct - a scene for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Despite the overall negative reaction to the prequel trilogy, quite a few fans feel they have a more traditional Star Wars feel than the newer films, and there are some who would love to see Lucas return to the franchise.

That seems highly unlikely, but hey, perhaps this experience will prompt him to make his way back to the galaxy far, far away in some capacity in the future.
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