Kevin Feige On The Director Shakeup For ‘Han Solo’ Film

Kevin Feige Han SoloThe Star Wars universe has been on the news radar quite a lot recently, with the announcement that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had exited the untitled Han Solo film. With only three weeks left of filming the project, Ron Howard was officially announced last week to be taking over for the directing duo. Despite of that, the entertainment world is still curious about this big development of the movie and what it says about Lucasfilm.

Kevin Feige, who is the president of Marvel Studios, recently spoke with Yahoo where he defended Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and spoke more about the shakeup for the Han Solo movie. As a fellow movie producer himself, Feige understands the challenges that you have to deal with when you are working in an industry like film making while supporting Kennedy.

“Kathy’s an unbelievable inspiration over the past few years that I’ve been lucky enough to get to know here. All the movies she’s made became the reason that I wanted to make moves. Being on the inside of any movie you understand. You’ve got to oversee the whole thing and take care of the vision of the overarching film. I would trust Kathy with any of the decisions she has to make, because she’s been making them amazingly for 30-plus years.”

The Marvel Studios head was also vocal about not letting prejudice of a film get to you. Feige explained that it’s imperative to let the finished project speak for itself rather than judge and speculate in advanced whether or not it will work when you are going through a creative shakeup like the Han Solo film did.

“Really nothing matters until the lights go down on opening day. Speaking for myself, every decision you make as a part of production these films is done thinking about what will the experience be live for the audience who stood in line, bought their ticket and sat down to watch the movie. For the most part, I hope that when the lights go down, the slate is wiped clean and the audience says, ‘Whaddya got?’ If the movie doesn’t work, you try to analyze what happened. And if the movie works, that’s all that matters.”

The untitled Han Solo film, starring Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) Thandie Newton (Westworld), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Ian Kenny (Street Sing) and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, is set to open in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Source: Yahoo

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