Star Wars News Net has dropped some big news via their Resistance Broadcast podcast. According to the outlet, Ron Howard — the current director of Solo: A Star Wars Story — has reshot nearly all of the film. Here’s what he said:
“[Sources] have informed us that the reshoots ended up covering nearly all of Han Solo, and potentially up to twice the budget.”
The host of the show went on to give a more specific number of around 80 percent of the film, which is absolutely shocking. What’s more, the “twice the budget” line is a big one as well. With Rogue One’s budget coming in at around $250 million (including extensive reshoots, which covered around 50 percent of the film), is it unreasonable to assume that the final budget may be $250-$300 million? We’re not sure, but given all the rumblings around set, it’s no huge surprise that they had to reshoot so much.
What is a bit surprising is that they managed to reshoot that much of the flick in so short a period of time (three-plus months). Is it physically possible for anyone to shoot anything of quality in that short of time?
This report comes months after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired as directors for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The pair were reportedly creating a wackier version of the script that made Han Solo more of a caricature.
Here’s hoping it’s all for the better. After all, Star Wars’ track record has been great so far with the films they released, and audiences won’t accept anything but excellence.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.