‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Has Personal Touch of George Lucas

Solo: A Star Wars Story has another director…sort of. Star Wars creator George Lucas directed a scene for the otherwise Ron Howard helmed Star Wars Story.

Entertainment Weekly was able to get some details from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy about Lucas’s visit to the set and his contribution to the film:

“He had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours,” [producer Kathleen Kennedy] says. “There’s even one little moment in a scene that — I can’t tell you what, sorry — but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, ‘Why doesn’t Han just do this.’ It actually is a funny little bit that will probably get a laugh. And Ron happened to be by the monitor and not inside the Falcon and he goes, ‘Oh that’s a great idea,’ and ran in and said, ‘George wants us to do this.’ So that was pretty cool. I think George felt pretty great about that. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.”

This is far from the first piece of news regarding the director’s chair on Solo. Ron Howard took over directing after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the project.


Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will fly into theaters on May 25th.