Lord and Miller's Solo - WTF Happened to this Unmade Movie?
It's safe to say that Disney bought the rights to war of stars by Lucasfilm, the road to production of a series of war of stars Films that would appeal to generations old and young was bumpy. Stories of turmoil behind the scenes Rogue One: A Star Wars Storybut the most notorious project remains Lord and Miller solo. The film, intended to be a Han Solo story, was to be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, two talented directors famous for their work 21 Jump Street Like reboots and their creative animated films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the lego movie. lifetime war of stars Fans thought they were the ideal choice to helm the film, but the two were shockingly fired from the film after four and a half months of shooting.
Why were Lord and Miller fired? solo? Rumor has it that their version of the film was too light and deviated from Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan's script. There were also concerns over the performance of lead actor Alden Ehrenreich, who had the unenviable task of replacing Harrison Ford as the title character. However, Lucasfilm and Disney were so nervous that Lord and Miller were summarily fired and replaced by Ron Howard. A legendary director in his own right who made memorable pasture For Lucasfilm, Howard came on with a few punches when people were resentful that a Hollywood establishment figure was taking on two young aspiring stars. Howard did his best to be good war of stars film, but the film ended up being a notable flop. The worldwide gross was good, but including reshoots, the film cost so much money that it ended up losing tens of millions. To add insult to injury, Lord and Miller continued to be involved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which erupted as an instant classic. Who knows how good (or bad) their version of Solo might have been?
In this episode of WTF happened to this unmade movieWritten by Brian Accardo, edited by Paul Cooper and narrated by Bronwyn Kelly, we dive deep into what went wrong Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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