'Rogue One' Director on How Differently 'Han Solo' Will Feel to the First Star Wars Story
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards has all but assured us that we shouldn't get used to something formulaic when it comes to the Star Wars story line of spinoff films set in the galaxy far, far away.
Speaking at the Empire Film Awards, Edwards has sung the praises of filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who are at the helm of the upcoming Han Solo picture. They’re amazing filmmakers. I’m very excited about what they do. It’ll be a completely different film to what we did. I think they’ve got the hardest task, I think, out of all the films that I heard about that one is probably the greatest challenge and they’re gonna knock it out of the park, but I wouldn’t have had the balls to do that.”
Han Solo has been likened to a heist or western style film by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, which itself ensures a different vibe to that of the war-torn atmosphere of Rogue One. “I can tell you it is an amazing script and the cast is obviously extraordinary," J.J. Abrams has said of Lawrence and Jon Kasdan's script.
Han Solo is lsated for May 25, 2018, and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson.