Rumors and so-called reports have surfaced about Solo: A Star Wars Story reshoots. But, don’t believe everything you hear.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is only months away, and yet, we still have not received a trailer or any footage from the upcoming film. Director and co-writer for Solo, Ron Howard, has been kind enough to give us some behind the scenes details via social media, but outside of his generosity, not much else has surfaced.
Recently, reports of more Solo reshoots surfaced, no doubt putting a damper on our parade. Is the movie deemed to fail, with much controversy surrounding Solo thus far? With the original directors, Lord and Miller let go from directorial duties, Ron Howard stepped in, to right the Falcon, so to speak — where he reshot more than half the movie in the process, months ago.
Those were expected, but if these new re-shoot rumors are indeed correct, we are in some serious trouble. Like the Death Star approaching Jedha sort of trouble. However, after digging deeper into these “reports”, these so-called reshoots are something entirely different altogether.
Like the majority of major motion pictures, Solo is in the process of what’s called pickups, or maintenance for the film. It’s a standard process and nothing to be alarmed about in any way, shape, or form.
"A pick-up is a small, relatively minor shot filmed or recorded after the fact to augment footage already shot."
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Compare the definition of a pick-up with reshoots, and you’ll see a significant difference:
"When entire scenes are redone, it is referred to as a re-shoot."
As you can see, choosing words and terms carefully are key when reporting news and is especially true with rumors. A handful of outlet sources have run with the re-shoot terminology, saying that Solo is “doomed” or “in trouble,” which is not the case at all.
Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, and Kathleen Kennedy will no doubt fly the Falcon to safety, and Solo: A Star Wars Story will deliver the goods like Star Wars always does. Get excited folks, get very excited!
Like Han Solo, don’t drop your cargo at signs of false rumors, or upon an Imperial presence. We know, even you get boarded sometimes but look how that turned out for Han Solo.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will (still) hit theatres May 25, 2018, worldwide.