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Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2015

Director Chris Miller talks ‘Han Solo’ film, desire to succeed on ‘one of best characters ever created’

News hit that The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be directing the new Star Wars Anthology film centering on Han Solo. Now Miller speaks about the “huge pressure” of making a Han Solo adventure, let alone a new Star Wars movie, and how they’re grappling with the fact that they’re making a “childhood dream” come true. 

“It’s a huge pressure. We always try and find something that’s gonna make us… give a fire to our bellies and do a really good job. And this feels like there’s a lot of pressure to not screw this up. So we’ve definitely got that motivation and then the rest of it is about trying to give audiences a fresh experience that doesn’t feel like you’re just trying to check off some checklist of beats that you’re expecting and make something that feels new and exciting for people, but at the same time honoring what was so great about that character,” he says to IGN.

Miller continued, sounding like a true fanboy and lover of the franchise and the character.

“I could talk to you for a day about why he is the perfect blend of rogue-ish cowboy… Morally ambiguous, but has a clear moral compass. He’s funny, he’s off the cuff… When I was a kid on the playground, fights were about who got to play Han Solo. He’s just one of the best characters ever created,” he said to IGN.

 

The Star Wars Anthology movie about Han Solo arrives on May 25th, 2018.

Chewbacca Han Solo Star Wars classic photo

 

 

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