Friday, August 7, 2015

Christopher Miller Talks The Han Solo Anthology Film

By: Benjamin Hart

While we have much to look forward to in the next few months, let's take a moment to look far into the future; May 25th, 2018 to be exact. That's when the Han Solo Anthology film will hit theaters, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.

Christopher Miller recently spoke with IGN about the film, along with several other of his ongoing projects. First off Miller says it is a "childhood dream" for both himself and Phil Lord to be working on the film and called working with Kasdan an "amazing experience". He then went on to explain how the duo are approaching the monumental task of directing a Star Wars film:

"It’s a huge pressure. We always try and find something that's gonna make us... give a fire to our bellies and do a really good job. And this feels like there’s a lot of pressure to not screw this up. So we’ve definitely got that motivation and then the rest of it is about trying to give audiences a fresh experience that doesn’t feel like you're just trying to check off some checklist of beats that you’re expecting and make something that feels new and exciting for people, but at the same time honoring what was so great about that character."

He also talked a bit about his admiration for Han Solo:

"I could talk to you for a day about why he is the perfect blend of rogue-ish cowboy... Morally ambiguous, but has a clear moral compass. He’s funny, he’s off the cuff… When I was a kid on the playground, fights were about who got to play Han Solo. He’s just one of the best characters ever created."

Be sure to head over to IGN to read the full interview!

Source: IGN 

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