We know that there's a lot of movie magic going around whenever a Star Wars film is made, but what we didn't know is that they hired an actual magician in the film just to make the Sabacc game look more believable? Street magician Steven Bridges comes out:
Originally, Bridges was brought onboard to teach tricks to Donald Glover and Alden Ehrenreich to make it look like they're experienced gamblers. What's cool is, the shot where Lando is playing with one of the Sabacc chips was actually a trick taught to Glover by Bridges himself.
Though it would have been cooler to see Bridges do some more tricks with the Sabacc cards, the movie was probably too loaded to allow for any more extensions on that scene. Either way, I think it's cool that Lucasfilm would hire an actual magician all in the name of making what's onscreen feel more realistic.
Solo may not have made the most money in the box office, but it did open up a world that I'm very eager to keep exploring. We've been seeing the Empire and Rebellion duke it out for years. I want to find out what it's like in the Star Wars underworld filled with smugglers and bounty hunters.
Solo: A Star Wars Story becomes available for home video on Sept. 14.