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George Lucas and Harrison Ford were involved in making Solo: A Star Wars Story

February 10th, 2018 by Marc Comments

If there was one thing, well, two actually, we could tell you to make you more confident that Solo: A Star Wars Story was going to be a winner, what would they be?

For me, personally, I think having George Lucas involved would be first and having Harrison Ford attached would be a very close second.

And guess what?

You guessed it… they both were!

Speaking about director Ron Howard joining the movie’s production late on, picking up from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that creator Lucas WAS involved… although, admittedly, not very much.

It appears uncle George had a little set visit after Howard took over: “He [Lucas] had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours. There’s even one little moment in a scene that — I can’t tell you what, sorry — but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, ‘Why doesn’t Han just do this.’ It actually is a funny little bit that will probably get a laugh. And Ron happened to be by the monitor and not inside the Falcon and he goes, ‘Oh that’s a great idea,’ and ran in and said, ‘George wants us to do this.’ So that was pretty cool. I think George felt pretty great about that. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.”

It was also revealed that the original Han, actor Harrison Ford, was an adviser to both Howard and new Han, Alden Ehrenreich.

Which is exciting because the two men most responsible for the creation of Solo, one of cinema’s met iconic characters, were involved in the new version… at least in some small way.

In a time when Star Wars is going through its arguably biggest time of change in over 40 years, it could be the Solo movie that reminds us most of the original charm and magic of the series.

Or maybe not…

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….