Kathleen Kennedy Explains Why Lord and Miller Were Fired from Solo

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Okay, so it's not actually a scene, nor is it much more than a moment. Soon enough, Lucasfilm announced that Ron Howard had signed on to take over directing duties on Solo and that filming would resume just a few weeks later.

Creative differences with Lucasfilm was the cited reason for the pair exiting the movie, and rumours that followed suggested that Lord and Miller had hoped to turn "Solo" into more of a comedic flick than an action one. Reportedly reshooting a big portion of the movie, it's hard to know whether the finished product will be anywhere near the same as it could have once been. Details on that scene were kept quiet, but we do know that it takes place on the Millennium Falcon and includes some of Lucas' suggestions.

"I just say over and over again that, yes, it was an incredibly hard decision that we had to make", she said, "and obviously it was pretty late in the game, which shows we spent a lot of time trying not to have to make that decision".

This image released by Lucasfilm shows Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", in theaters on December 15.

"He had meant to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours", Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, told EW.

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"He came by to visit the first day that I picked up shooting. I was reluctant, but I also began to feel that I could help".

"It actually is a amusing little bit that will probably get a laugh", Kennedy says.

Debuting in theaters on May 25, Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Harley Durst as Moloch.

"I just say over and over again that, yes, it was an incredibly hard decision that we had to make, and obviously it was pretty late in the game, which shows we spent a lot of time trying not to have to make that decision". He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, producer Kathleen Kennedy said that Star Wars creator George Lucas came by the set to see how things were going as he has with the other films and ended up giving a bit of feedback.

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