Donald Glover, who’s playing Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, has discussed how the change of directors affected his scenes in the movie.
There’s been a lot of talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story, seemingly from the very moment the project was announced. People were unsure whether the film really needed to be done in the first place, then there was the whole question mark over who would play the iconic Star Wars smuggler. Alden Ehrenreich was the man for the job apparently. And then things just went downhill from there. The directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, left the project (in other words, they were fired), Ron Howard replaced them, and then we heard rumours that Ehrenreich was hired an acting and dialect coach because apparently, he can’t act. Now these are rumours and there may not be a shred of truth in them, but it’s strange nonetheless.
However, on the positive side, the film has a superb cast which included Donald Glover who’ll be playing Lando Calrissian; a perfect bit of casting if you ask me and we know that he can act. There’s basically nothing that guy can’t do: act, sing, rap, be handsome and he’s also a very good standup comedian. I bet he can draw well too. He recently spoke to SlashFilm about how the change of directors affected his role in the movie. Turns out, not much.
“Not a ton actually,” Glover revealed. “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.”
His co-star, Thandie Newton, echoed the same sentiment back in November when she said: “Apart from the initial shock and feeling bad for [Lord and Miller] not being able to finish their work, their work is everywhere in it,” she said. “Ninety percent of my stuff is with them. And it certainly wasn’t about, ‘Oh we have to start again and do it all over.’”
Glover also had a few things to say about getting to be in the Millenium Falcon which sounds like it was a real thrill for the actor/musician/comedian. “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,’” Glover said. “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.”
Hopefully, we’ll get to see the very first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story soon. Despite all the negative talk in the press about this film at the moment, it still is one of our 50 most anticipated movies of 2018 and I cannot wait to see it on the big screen.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit UK cinemas on May 25th, 2018 (if all goes to plan).