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Solo: A Star Wars Story is merely weeks away from its release and a lot of Star Wars fans, myself included, are fascinated to see how the film will turn out. Certainly, the troubled production that this film had did temper the hopes that Solo would turn out to be another successful Star Wars film made under the great leadership of Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm. However, the closer we have got to the release of Solo, the more confident the mood has been about the film.
Lord & Miller
Still, caution will still be there for some, especially when it comes to Alden Ehrenreich who has the unenviable task of playing Han Solo, the character so synonymous with Harrison Ford. I personally believe that Ehrenreich will do a fine job in the film. In an interview with Esquire, Ehrenreich shed some light on the departure of Lord & Miller who were replaced by Ron Howard. Here is what he had to say about the change in director for Solo:
“From the first screen test on, we played around with it a lot. We tried a lot of different things, rethinking behind the scenes. That was yielding a different movie than the other factions wanted. I knew what I was doing, but in terms of what that adds up to, you’re so in the dark as an actor. You don’t know what it’s shaping up to be, how they’re editing it, so it’s kind of impossible without having seen those things to know what the difference [of opinion] was, or exactly what created those differences.”
Alden was also very complimentary of Ron Howard and the job he did once he took on the role as director of Solo:
“Everybody’s hackles are raised a bit, and Ron had this ability to come in and deal with morale and get everybody enthusiastic about, A, what we’d already shot, because I think his feeling was that a lot of what we’d already done was really good, and, B, the direction for the next piece of it. He knew how to navigate a tricky situation, and almost from the first or second day everybody pretty quickly recharged and got excited again about the movie.”
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