While Star Wars originator George Lucas didn’t want to overly participate in the creation of Solo: A Star Wars Story, that doesn’t mean he didn’t give Ron Howard a push in the right direction. In a new interview with Variety, Howard shared that Lucas provided some guidance on how to handle the cape-in-the-closet scene with Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke).
Initially, Han was supposed to hang Qi’ra’s cloak after she took it off, but Lucas had a better idea. “He said, ‘You know, Han wouldn’t bother to hang it up,’” Howard told Variety. “And then he sort of did it. George became Han Solo for a second. The body language was there and the attitude. Not only was it a nice accent on the scene, but it was also a reminder that George created this character and really understood him. He was so reluctant [to offer his opinion], and yet the choice was so right that it was fun to use it.”
It was previously revealed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy that Lucas meant to "kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours." She teased what Howard's now revealing, saying, "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.'"
Though Ehrenreich plays the lead in the new Star Wars flick, Donald Glover has stolen the show in recent weeks. His latest single as Childish Gambino, “This Is America,” has kept its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week running, and he recently starred in the video for SZA’s Ctrl album cut “Garden (Say It Like Dat).”
Solo: A Star Wars Story releases on May 25.