The Millennium Falcon, otherwise known as the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, is poised for a slight makeover in the upcoming Anthology pic, Solo: A Star Wars Story.
That’s because, much like Rogue One before it, Ron Howard’s long-awaited spinoff largely takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, which first introduced moviegoers to the inimitable Han Solo just as Luke and Obi-Wan paid a visit to Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine.
In doing so, Lucasfilm has given Howard the necessary creative license to experiment with all things Star Wars, and at least according to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the director is going to deliver a beautiful movie to us this May. Speaking to IGN in a recent interview, the actress said:
“We’d done some really, really great stuff with Chris and Phil that everyone was really thrilled with, and I think a lot of that will still be in it… The handover there was done with such warmth and generosity from everybody, and Ron’s just a master at his craft; he’s going to make a beautiful film out of it. You just really trust him and it was just really exciting to work with him. I mean, it would’ve been exciting to just pass him in a corridor, let alone for him to be parachuted in to the film you’re working on.”
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Though it’s not like she would say anything negative about the Anthology film, Waller-Bridge’s comments here are still reassuring. After all, given how rough production has been for Solo, and with recent reports of even more reshoots going down, fans are understandably anxious to see how the final product will turn out. Not to mention that we’re only about 4 months away from release now and still, there’s been no footage to feast on.
Of course, there’s also the fact that part of Han Solo’s charm was that his backstory largely remained under wraps throughout Lucasfilm’s original trilogy, so we can’t help but fear that Ron Howard and Co. are at risk of ruining – or at the very least tarnishing – that sense of mystery. But let’s reserve any judgment until Disney is ready to launch that first-look trailer, shall we?
Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to blast into theaters on May 25th, and we can only hope that it’s just as, if not more successful than Rogue One.