Feb
09
2018

Who the heck let George Lucas wander around the Solo set unattended?

He ended up being managing to be “helpful:”

“[George Lucas] had intended to just kind of stop by and say hi, and he stayed five hours,” [Lucasfilm President Kathleen] Kennedy says. “There’s even one little moment in a scene that — I can’t tell you what, sorry — but in the scene on the Millennium Falcon where George said, ‘Why doesn’t Han just do this.’”

In other words, George Lucas helped direct a small part of Solo.

Via Geektyrant. DAMMIT, WE DISCUSSED THIS. Lucas shows up on the set? Fine. He wants to look around? Fine. But if Lucas even looks like he’s going to be try to be “helpful” with the script, someone was supposed to call the dedicated sniper and give the order to shoot Lucas with the tranquilizer dart.  That is the protocol.  There is a checklist.

Somebody screwed this up. I want a name. I WANT A GORAM NAME.

6 Comments

  • Daniel Wallace says:

    I don’t mind Lucas making suggestions because suggestions can be ignored. What I don’t want is Lucas writing anymore dialogue because he really sucks at it.

    • junior says:

      Yeah, just keep him away from the dialogue.

      He does come up with some neat ideas – double-bladed lightsabers, for instance. He just can’t write dialogue to save his life. If he came up with an original solution to a problem that the writing staff was having, then it probably looks cool.

  • ChrisValentine says:

    You want a name? Rian Johnson.

  • Luke says:

    Eh.
    It’s a mark of how utterly George Lucas already destroyed the franchise for me that I don’t even care.

  • JustDave says:

    There just aren’t any good stories out about this movie, are there?

    .

    I’m wondering how low I’ll need to set my expectations to come out of it saying “eh, it wasn’t that bad…”

    • junior says:

      I’ve heard comments that Ron Howard cleaned things up when he was put in charge. But I don’t know how much credence to give those claims. It’s also possible that he cleaned things up a lot, and it’s still bad.

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