Yeah. That happened. And here's why the writers of Solo: A Star Wars Story decided to do such a shocking thing.
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Filled with excellent action and a lot of emotion, Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to surprise a lot of people. Despite its troubled production, it's ended up being incredibly fun and funny, with great characters, performances, and a huge range of Star Wars references to delight fans and non-fans alike.
The earliest days of the new Star Wars era remain relatively mysterious. We know that in October 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm, and work soon began on what would eventually become the start of the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the story is much more interesting than that, as was revealed in a recent chat we had with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.
Even before co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the Han Solo movie, they didn't talk about the film in public a lot. One place they did was at last year's Star Wars Celebration, and reading the quotes now is very weird.
The world of Star Wars was shaken to the core yesterday when Lucasfilm announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller would no longer be directing the Han Solo standalone film. However, there's already a very famous frontrunner: Ron Howard.
Sunday at Star Wars Celebration Europe, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller finally introduced the actor they chose to play Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich. But perhaps more importantly, the 21 Jump Street and LEGO Movie directors talked about their love of the character, proving that the galaxy's favourite scoundrel is in good hands.