Ron Howard Says George Lucas Is “Really Supportive” Of Solo: A Star Wars Story

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It might have been years since Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas back in 2012, but the Star Wars creator still has a bit of involvement in the Star Wars franchise here and there.

One of the film productions that Lucas actually came to visit was for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars spinoff. After the Star Wars creator attended the premiere of the film, director Ron Howard told Comicbook.com in an interview that he actually gave so much support to the Solo.

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"He was really supportive of it. He doesn't get down in the weeds on the movies anymore," Howard told the publication. "He did come by and visit the set, which is a pretty rare thing, but he did it as a show of support which was really cool. And he was really complimentary. But he was also really confident when I came in that I would get the feel of it and understand how to maximize the entertainment value of these characters and this world."

It's pretty assuring to hear that Lucas gave Solo his support, especially after the controversial split-up between Lucasfilm and original film directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

There was a lot of anxiety surrounding Solo last year when the studio announced that it had decided to part ways with Lord and Miller because of "creative differences." The split would have been easier to bear had the film still been in the early stages of production, but Solo was already deep into shooting when Lord and Miller were fired.

Thankfully Lucasfilm managed to nab Howard a few days after the split, and ever since the release of the first trailer for the film there's been a whole lot of excitement building up over the Star Wars spinoff. Let's hope Solo turns out all right when it premieres later this week, May 25.

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