As the article explains in detail, the comfort between Lucas and Ron Howard is a story that extends all the way back to when Howard starred in Lucas' breakout 1973 coming-of-age film, American Graffiti. Not to mention, with so many unannounced projects in development at Lucasfilm due to the forthcoming launch of the Disney streaming service, rumor has it the studio has already hired "at least one woman and one person of color" to write and direct their own projects in the Star Wars universe.
Funnily enough, Howard reveals he wasn't the only familiar face on the Solo set while the Star Wars stand-alone was going through its most tumultuous period.
Howard said that Lucas and his wife, Melody, paid a visit to set on the first day that he picked up shooting. I hope fans won't even think about how the movie was made.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theatres, May 25, 2018, worldwide.
On paper, Benioff and Weiss make a lot of sense; the Emmy-winning duo know how to navigate dense mythology, complex power dynamics, and epic battle sequences to great success.
"We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete", Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement.
"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, '" Kennedy said.
"He told me just trust my instincts..." A few years ago that kind of news would have been met with instant fervor, but now it just feels too safe - and, dare I say, boring.
When Lucas sold LucasFilm to Disney for a little over $4 billion, fans thought that was him done with corrupting their childhood memories of their favourite movies of all time, but we've got some bad news for you. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.