Production on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is fastly underway, and ComicBook.com shared some neat insight from the film’s cinematographer Bradford Young. Fans were wild about the casting of Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian joining Alden Ehrenreich as Han, but the stars of the show very well may by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
“Here’s the thing about Phil Lord and Chris Miller: don’t let their track record fool you. Don’t put those guys in a box because they have a vision, they know exactly what they want,” Young told Collider. “They have no hidden agenda, but they do have an agenda; they have a way of seeing that’s very special, and their collaboration is genuinely unique.”
I would say that’s some pretty high praise. The most interesting bit of information to come from all of this involves a comment made on the complexity of the film. The co-directors are very clearly trying to make this a deep and personal film that’ll surely grip new and old fans alike.
“These cats are subversive, don’t let it fool you,” he said with a laugh. “They are prepared to say exactly what they wanna say and it’s complex, it’s layered, it’s smart, it’s visual, it’s dramatic, it’s funny, it’s uneasy, it’s unexpected. These cats are—I’m honored to have them in the list of directors I’ve worked with, that’s for sure.”
With all of that said, it sounds like Lucasfilm is making it a point to expand the Star Wars universe in new and interesting directions. That means allowing the artists in charge of bringing this film to life free reign to put their vision to work. I say that’s good news for all of us.
“Nobody at Lucasfilm is asking us to betray that, they’re saying ‘We’re in full support of what you do and we wanna make sure that we’re able to help you do it in the best way.’ It’s gonna feel like a Star Wars film, but we’re definitely gonna break some rules, and we’re encouraged to do that,” he said. “Visually, narratively that’s a good mandate. They really are about, from what I’ve seen so far, supporting up and coming artists, artists who have a strong vision and voice and perspective, and they really wanna permeate the films with those kinds of voices.”
As of right now, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018. In the meantime, stick with Inside the Magic for all things fun and awesome!