Did you all know that there was a hiccup or two during the production of Solo: A Star Wars Story? A commentary on the Solo Blu-Ray release, In the Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable bonus feature has the film’s star Alden Ehrenreich speaking about how original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller took the better part of a month, three weeks actually to film the cell fight between Han and Chewy
“It took three weeks to shoot… It was three weeks, it was the first thing we shot. And it was very muddy. I mean, what was great about it is, because that was the first thing we were going to do in pre-shoots, is that we had to work out all the fight choreography. So, Joonas and I got to spend a month working, and both doing the stunt training generally, but working through that fight choreography, and it was a great opportunity for us to really get comfortable with each other, get to know each other, joke around, and Joonas is so funny. Starting with that kind of core thing that obviously lasts throughout the rest of Han’s life was kind of a special thing.”
I have never made a film so I’m not sure if this is a normal length of time to shoot a scene like this or if this may be part of the reason they were let go from the project. It sounds a little on the long side to me, more interesting though is that we now have confirmation on a Lord and Miller shot scene that made it into the film. Hopefully one day, we’ll get a breakdown of what other scenes were shot by Lord and Miller. This was one of my favorite scenes in the film (excluding Han growling in Wookiee and the revelation that Chewy eats or at least, has eaten humans, is quite disturbing), the meeting of two legendary characters was well handled for the most part.
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