This is Gold: “Solo – A Ron Howard Story”

By - CTL
November 3, 2017
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Words and Pictures by Harry Gold.

 

It looks like director Ron Howard may have re-shot the majority of the much-anticipated-ish Star Wars spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

As you may recall, the Han-Solo-centric spiritual successor to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) had a bit of director trouble a while ago. The original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (of 21 Jump Street (2012) and The Lego Movie (2014) fame), were unceremoniously canned by Disney. Apparently, their vision was continually clashing with the company’s vision, and a “you have failed me for the last time” sort of situation resulted.

Before Lord n’ Miller’s metaphorical corpses were allegorically cold, famed director Ron Howard (Cocoon (1985), The Da Vinci Code (2006)) was ushered in to replace them for the remaining three-or-so weeks of shooting.

This was in June. Four MONTHS later, they wrap up shooting. (If only they’d spent that much time on the title!) Reports have come out saying that he may have re-shot as much as 80% of the film.

Whether it all works out for the film, of course, remains to be seen.

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