80% of Solo: A Star Wars Story Reportedly Made Of Reshoots
Let's hope Ron saved the galaxy from what could have been.
The Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film that Ron Howard took over for has recently finished shooting. After announcing that his reshoots were complete, Howard revealed the official name of the film as Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Not long after this reveal, we also learned that Ron Howard's reshoots were much more intensive than originally thought. When he took over for the previous directors who left due to "creative differences" in June, the film was supposedly only a few weeks away from completion of principal photography. But upon taking the helm, Howard worked throughout summer and fall to reshoot and finally wrap up production only this month.
According to The Resistance Broadcast, a vast majority of the film was apparently reshot. A source on the show claims that up to 80 percent of the movie is new, which dramatically increased the movie's budget.
These claims are unconfirmed, but believable, as there's no doubt that the reshoots took much longer than a few weeks as initially assumed. Is this a good or bad sign? Did Ron Howard save the film, or did the extensive reshoots simply raise the bar on profits to an unobtainable level? It's Star Wars, so it wouldn't be totally surprising to see the film turn a crazy profit off of name alone.
Solo: A Star Wars Story starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian hits theaters May 25, 2018.