Solo: A Star Wars Story: Ron Howard reveals secrets from film, future of Han Solo in Star Wars


Ron Howard reveals secrets from Solo: A Star Wars Story and the future of Han Solo moving forward within Star Wars films.

Since day one as the captain of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard has embraced his place within a galaxy far, far away. His childlike wonder and pure joy are evident in the final product of the Han Solo Star Wars origin film — a genuine love letter to the die-hard Star Wars fans.

Even though it’s a “disappointment” at the Box office (compared to other Star Wars films), earnings for Solo: A Star Wars Story is a personal best for him, and the quality of the film is out of this galaxy — especially with the short time he had to right the Falcon, once Lord and Miller left the project.

In a recent interview with The Empire Film Podcast, Ron Howard revealed behind the scene goodies, secrets from Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the future of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in upcoming Star Wars films.

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    Boba Fett was never in the script

    Lucasfilm, contrary to popular belief, is listening to Star Wars fans and will do so especially moving forward.

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    The “girl talk” moment with Qi’ra and L3 was added last second, but they felt a touching moment was necessary before they went to the dark world of Kessel

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    Tom Hanks was nearly a Stormtrooper (came) but were not able to work out scheduling conflicts

    Lucasfilm wants to develop a Willow TV series, starring none other than Warwick Davis

    Thank you, Ron Howard, for all these nifty gifties and proving us with all of these amazing details. The thought of a Crime Syndicates movie sounds fascinating, primarily if they use Breaking Bad, The Godfather, and Sopranos as inspiration. What fun. What fun!

    Hearing even a remote possibility of a Lando featured film excites me. More Donald Glover, the better!

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    For now, Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently playing in theaters, worldwide.

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