With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story only a few months away, it is now time to look forward to the next Star Wars spinoff film, the young Han Solo film. Headed-up by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, this movie will give us a look into Han’s younger years. We know that the film will also introduce us to a young Lando Calrissian, with Donald Glover being the fan favorite to play the role.
Cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma) tells Collider that this film will be a completely different Star Wars film than you have ever seen:
“Don’t put those guys in a box because they have a vision, they know exactly what they want. They have no hidden agenda, but they do have an agenda; they have a way of seeing that’s very special, and their collaboration is genuinely unique.
So I have to say I had to get converted into that. I respect their work, I respect them as filmmakers, but I wasn’t quite sure if there would be a good marriage between what I’m trying to pursue and the work that I’m doing and what they’re doing, but they helped make that real clear to me early on by expressing some real interesting story [and] photographic ideas that really resonated with me.
So once they started really pulling me into that world, I realized how much these cats have come from the same pedagogy of filmmaking – in the visual sense for sure, and definitely from an approach in terms of how we want to make movies, they come from the same school.”
“They are prepared to say exactly what they wanna say and it’s complex, it’s layered, it’s smart, it’s visual, it’s dramatic, it’s funny, it’s uneasy, it’s unexpected. We’re doing our own thing, that’s why we’re there. Phil and Chris are there to bring what they bring to their films, their very unique vision, their perspective on story and they asked me to come bring what I bring, and so just for that it won’t feel like any of the other films.
Nobody at Lucasfilm is asking us to betray that, they’re saying ‘We’re in full support of what you do and we wanna make sure that we’re able to help you do it in the best way.’ It’s gonna feel like a Star Wars film, but we’re definitely gonna break some rules, and we’re encouraged to do that.”
There isn’t much else know about the Han Solo film. Shooting begins next year, with its eyes set on a May 2018 release.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.
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