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Published On: Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Donald Glover says ‘not a ton’ changed when Ron Howard took over ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

With reports of reshoots and behind-the-scenes drama, actor/musician Donald Glover opens up on the directorial change from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to Ron Howard on Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Glover, who is playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo prequel film, was asked about the directorial change-up and how it affected production.

“It didn’t really,” the actor said. “I think we were never faced with anything like that and he did a good job of coming in and didn’t want us to change what we were doing at all. He wanted us to be comfortable with our vision.”

Glover was also asked about reshoots, as it has been reported that Howard has reshot almost all of the movie. “Not a ton,” he said, specifically referring to his own scenes in Solo.

Glover also opened up on what it was like to portray the beloved Empire Strikes Back character originally played by Billy Dee Williams. “It’s weird. I didn’t have a lot of stress on me,” Glover said. “This is the first time in a long time, I was just acting. Most of the time, I have to write or do music. This time I woke up and got to be somebody else and the stress wasn’t there for me.”

Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo, the beloved character immortalized by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy and then again in 2015’s The Force Awakens.

The Han Solo pic also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca). Directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller were dropped from Han Solo after creative rifts with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.

Paul Bettany has been added as a character that Michael Kenneth Williams was expected to play, but instead of being a motion-capture alien, he’ll be a real person.

Solo: A Star Wars Story flies into theaters on May 25, 2018.

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  1. Instead of being a motion-capture alien, he’ll be a real person!

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