Ever since George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $US4 billion ($5 billion), the Star Wars creator has been on the outside looking in. However, it seems that when he gets the chance, he still likes to make a suggestion or two.
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The fallout from Chris Miller and Phil Lord's shocking exit from the Han Solo film a week ago continues, with more and more details about the rift emerging day by day. One new report even claims that Lucasfilm weren't just unhappy with Miller and Lord's approach: They were concerned about the performance they were getting from star Alden Ehrenreich.
We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie's release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten -- but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew.
Say the word "Amblin" to film fans and instantly they will get a picture in their heads. It's a picture from the 1980s, of kids, fantasy, wonder, aliens, and more -- the tone Stranger Things recently aimed to capture. Now take that feeling and put it in a single room. That's what you get at Amblin 35.
Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie not in the "Saga", meaning it doesn't specifically tell a Skywalker-centric adventure. It's a "story", making it a Star Wars movie that can be anything. In the case of Rogue One, it's a heist/war movie about the plans for the first Death Star. So now the question is, what should a Star Wars story look like?