While Disney didn’t want anything to do with George Lucas’ treatment for the sequel trilogy, he has done some consulting and most recently helped out Ron Howard with a scene in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fair warning, the article will get into mild spoilers from here, so if you don’t want anything at all spoiled, now is the time to bail.
There’s a moment in the film where Han and Qi’ra get a moment alone to catch up after having been separated for some time. Qi’ra is trying on some of Lando’s capes. When Han moves in closer to do a bit of flirting, he takes off the cape Qi’ra is wearing, and hangs it up. However, Lucas had a better idea.
Ron Howard explains to Variety how George Lucas improved the scene.
“He said, ‘You know, Han wouldn’t bother to hang it up.’ And then he sort of did it. George became Han Solo for a second. The body language was there and the attitude. Not only was it a nice accent on the scene, but it was also a reminder that George created this character and really understood him. He was so reluctant [to offer his opinion], and yet the choice was so right that it was fun to use it.”
This is a very small adjustment, but one that does ring true for Han Solo. At that moment, it is unlikely the Han we all know and love would worry about hanging the cape back up. Again, this isn’t anything major, but it does show how well Lucas knows Han Solo. I mean, after all, he did create the character. I would still like to see Lucas direct a future Star Wars film.
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