Cinematographer Bradford Young is saying the upcoming Han Solo prequel Star Wars fiilm will be "subversive" and "complex", Collider reports. Young is best known for his work on Selma and A Violent Year. He praised the approach the directing duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller took on the Han Solo film.
"Here's the thing about Phil Lord and Chris Miller: don't let their track record fool you. Don't put those guys in a box because they have a vision, they know exactly what they want," Young said. "hey have no hidden agenda, but they do have an agenda; they have a way of seeing that's very special, and their collaboration is genuinely unique."
The "track record" Young refers to is likely the comedies that the directing duo is best known for. This includes The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street. Young claims their Han Solo movie will go against expectations some fans have of the pair.
"These cats are subversive, don't let it fool you," Young said of the pair with a chuckle. "They are prepared to say exactly what they wanna say and it's complex, it's layered, it's smart, it's visual, it's dramatic, it's funny, it's uneasy, it's unexpected. These cats are—I'm honored to have them in the list of directors I've worked with, that's for sure."
He went on to talk about Lord and Miller's "unique vision", saying ""Nobody at Lucasfilm is asking us to betray that, they're saying ‘We're in full support of what you do and we wanna make sure that we're able to help you do it in the best way.' It's gonna feel like a Star Wars film, but we're definitely gonna break some rules, and we're encouraged to do that. Visually, narratively that's a good mandate. They really are about, from what I've seen so far, supporting up and coming artists, artists who have a strong vision and voice and perspective, and they really wanna permeate the films with those kinds of voices."
The Han Solo film is coming in 2018.
Young's words certainly sound promising. Do you think Lord and Miller will do a good job? Are you looking forward to seeing their "vision"?