‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Writer Lawrence Kasdan On Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s Exit

Solo A Star Wars Story ProductionSolo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters in a little over month and fans are curious to see how the film will turn out after Phil Lord & Chris Miller departed the project during production, with directorial duties later being handed over to Ron Howard. In an interview with Empire Magazine, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan commented on Lord & Miller’s exit, stating that the film needed to head in a “different direction.”

Kasdan – who is said to have played a significant role in Lucasfilm’s decision part ways with Lord & Miller – discussed the need to take the film in a different direction and expressed his belief that fan “preconceptions” of Solo will be lifted very early into the movie:

“These movies are so gigantic, it is a little hard to identify exactly what moving part changes when there is a change of direction. But this movie had to go in a different direction. I’m a great believer that whatever preconceptions you have going into a movie, whatever resistance you might have, whatever excitement you may have because you’re going to see a familiar character, all bets are off about three minutes into the movie.”

What are your thoughts on how the film is shaping up so far? Sound off below!

Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released theaters May 25, 2018.

Source: Empire Magazine (via ComicBookMovie.com)

5 Things To Look Forward To In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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Solo A Star Wars StorySolo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters later this year and will certainly be a departure for the franchise. Similar to Rogue One: A Star Wars StorySolo is going to be a prequel on the adventures of the smuggler originally played by Harrison Ford. Han Solo is one of the most memorable and iconic characters in the franchise whose origins we have yet to see fleshed out beyond knowing he is a smuggler. There’s a lot of fascinating potential here.

This is a film that seemingly isn’t that important for the franchise, but it easily could be. It could do a lot of things for the Star Wars canon and there is a lot to look forward to in this one. While it’s not inherently the most anticipated film in the franchise there are still a lot of things that will be exciting to see unfold on the big screen.

Here are 5 things to look forward to in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click Next to continue.

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