Say what you will about George Lucas, but he has some incredible ideas. If it weren’t for him, Star Wars wouldn’t even exist (obviously), and there were a lot of great ideas in the prequels that just weren’t executed well. Fans have even been begging him to return to the Star Wars universe in the past couple years, and it looks like he has finally stepped in behind the scenes to advise Ron Howard on a short moment in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
George Lucas and Ron Howard go all the way back to 1973’s American Graffiti, and Lucas even wanted Howard to direct The Phantom Menace. They have finally met once again behind the camera, this time for the movie based on Lucas’ best character.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that George Lucas visited on the set for an extended amount of time, and helped Ron Howard with a small scene.
“He (Lucas) had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours. 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.”
She went on to describe how that all went down.
“It actually is a funny little bit that will probably get a laugh, and 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.
I hope this moment in the movie is a noticeable one that fans can spot as the legendary director George Lucas’. Keep your eyes peeled for any scene on the Falcon.
It makes me happy that George Lucas found joy on the set of Solo. it seems like in the past several years, he hasn’t been too enthusiastic about the new era of Star Wars movies, so hearing that had a great time and even helped out on set is something all fans should be happy about. -Caleb Sadd
Source – EW
Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters on May 25th, 2018.
Board the Millenium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson.