How did Bram Stoker, River Phoenix and HP Lovecraft influence Solo: A Star Wars Story, and how was Thandie Newton too good for the movie? Writer Jon Kasdan reveals all in a list of facts and notes about the movie.
Kasdan shared the facts on Twitter “in lieu of a commentary” as Solo arrives for your home entertainment enjoyment. Spoilers abound as Kasdan, who shares the final writing credit on the movie with his father Lawrence Kasdan, dives into the story and the decisions made behind the scenes…
Kasdan refers to “C&P”, the film’s original writing and directing duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. “RH” refers to director Ron Howard, who took over the reins after the producers very publicly parted company with Miller and Lord. Kasdan tactfully steers clear of the difficulties we have to assume went on behind the scenes, but nonetheless provides a fascinating look at how a film gets made.
As well as giving a glimpse into some of the details in the film itself — such as the inclusion ofand the background for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s charming L3 droid — the list gives an insight into the filmmaking process. We learn that even on a big-money Star Wars blockbuster there’s horse trading over budgets. And we get a glimpse of the collaborative give-and-take among writers, directors, editors and others that goes into creating a movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is available digitally now, and comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on 25 September. Although there’s no commentary on the movie, it does feature a discussion with Ron Howard and the stars, a documentary about the writing process, plus various featurettes and deleted scenes.
As a bonus, here’s a glimpse of one of those deleted scenes showing Han Solo as an Imperial Cadet, also starring costume designer Glynn Dillon and various other members of the crew:
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