It seems Ron Howard may have done more work on the next Star Wars movie than was originally thought.
As Paul Bettany just wrapped filming on the fourth Avengers Film, he spoke with Total Film about his various projects. Among them was his sudden addition to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Bettany was added to the cast during the reshoots and not actually invovled during the ill-fated Phil Lord and Chris Miller shoot. Bettany said of replacement director Ron Howard:
His staging ability is so f–king brilliant…I think he went in and he was like a laser, working out what needed to be done when he looked at the footage. And then, as things moved on, everybody felt so secure with him. And they gave him more. He reshot a lot more than was originally intended.
This is intriguing because there has been some debate how much Howard reshot. Some rumors have indicated he may be responsible for up to 80 percent of the footage in the film. This, of course, will again start the speculation as to whom will receive the directing credit on the film, a big deal to the Director’s Guild of America. To those of us int he audience, not so much so long as the film is good. Here’s hoping.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.