With Solo just 138 days away, a teaser or trailer imminent, LEGO leaks sprouting up everywhere and excitement building as the fervour and box office for The Last Jedi starts to slow down, now’s a good time to hear from Donald Glover – aka the new, younger Lando Calrissian – as he talks about the making of the film and the effect the arrival of Ron Howard had on the production.
Speaking with Collider, Glover was asked how much of his role was re-shot when Howard stepped in to replace Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
“Not a ton actually. Not a lot at all, at least not for me. I think we’ve all never been faced with anything like that and I think he did a good job of coming and tell us he didn’t want to change what we were doing at all. He wanted us to remain confident in our vision. He just wanted to sculpt it in a way.”
Glover also spoke about a specific shot, entering the Millennum Falcon.
“I remember going on set one of the first times, [Ron Howard] was like, ‘Yeah, I want to follow you onto the Millennium Falcon and do this thing. I was like, ‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen the outside go into the inside.’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, no one’s ever done that shot.’ As a fan I was like yeah, I was really excited. I know there’s been a lot of talk in the press about this movie but for me anyway, it was a dream and also it looks really cool to me.”