• Solo's Writer Explains & Defends Return of the Jedi Connections

    3 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan defends the film's connections to Return of the Jedi. Whenever a film franchise has gone on as long as Star Wars , fans can expect the latest installments will have nods to the works that have come before. For better or worse, Disney's entries in the galaxy far, far away have included plenty of Easter eggs and references - and some are definitely more subtle than others. With Solo exploring Han's younger days prior to the original trilogy, it seemed like a foregone conclusion there would be several ties to the earlier movies. Fortunately...
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  • Lord & Miller's Influence On Solo: A Star Wars Story Was Bigger Than You Realized

    Lord & Miller's Influence On Solo: A Star Wars Story Was Bigger Than You Realized

    3 days ago - By Screen Rant

    In honor of the digital release of Solo: A Star Wars Story , co-writer Jon Kasdan has taken to social media to present his thoughts on the film. He's revealed that initial directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had a far greater impact on the final product than anyone had previously thought. Solo 's behind-the-scenes drama has long-fascinated Star Wars fans. Lucasfilm fired Lord and Miller in June 2017, when they were roughly 80 percent of the way finished with production. Reports had previously suggested that the core problem was a " culture clash " between the opinionated directors and...
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  • Solo Writer Reveals Bounty Hunter Bossk's Original Role

    Solo Writer Reveals Bounty Hunter Bossk's Original Role

    4 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan reveals his original idea to incorporate the bounty hunter Bossk into the narrative. Though the spinoff continued the franchise tradition of introducing new characters to the canon, it of course featured plenty of familiar faces. Outside of the obvious, Solo also included a surprise cameo for the one and only Darth Maul and made some clear allusions to Jabba the Hutt via dialogue. Given the film's criminal underworld setting, rumors persisted some bounty hunters would show up at some point, though the famous ones were never seen onscreen...
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  • ‘Solo' Facts Revealed By Co-Writer Jonathan Kasdan, Plus Concept Art Reveals Ewok Cameo and More

    ‘Solo' Facts Revealed By Co-Writer Jonathan Kasdan, Plus Concept Art Reveals Ewok Cameo and More

    4 days ago - By Slash Film

    Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital, with the Blu-ray following soon. There's no directors commentary track included with the release, so co-writer Jonathan Kasdan took the time to drop some Solo facts about the making of the film. While a commentary would've been great, this is the next best thing. In addition to that, some new Solo concept art reveals the film almost had an Ewok cameo, and more.
    A good commentary track on a movie can be like a mini-film school. You can learn insight into the making of the film in question, and the filmmaking process itself. Sadly...
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