I can only count a handful of directors that shaped my childhood, and George Lucas is definitely on that list. From Star Wars to Indiana Jones to even Willow damnit, he was the 80’s!

Now I know he’s gotten a ton of shit for what he did with the prequels, hell I’ve been guilty of the hate but that doesn’t mean I do not appreciate him. It’s been a few years since he sold Lucasfilm and the Star Wars universe to Disney, and since then he rarely appears anywhere. He even proclaimed his directing days were over. Which is a shame, to be honest.

EW released an article on top of the details and interviews they’ve been dropping all week on SOLO. And I have to be honest I smiled.

It turns out that George Lucas visited the set of SOLO during the production of the film to visit his old friend Director Ron Howard.

Kathleen Kennedy went on to tell EW what happened during the visit:

“He had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours. 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.”

I love that Howard brought in both Lucas and Ford to help on the set or just be a presence. Shows the kind of respect he has for the franchise.

Now Lucas wasn’t a big fan of The Force Awakens since he felt it was a retread of the first trilogy. But he did love Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi and Rogue One.

I really hope this is a trend that continues. Lucas still has to offer, just no more Jar Jar, please.



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