There were doubts concerning the latest venture into a galaxy, far, far away – as Solo: A Star Wars story went through a change of director halfway through the shoot, swapping duo Christopher Miller and Phil Lord for the reliable hands of Ron Howard. We’ve seen the film and can say now it wasn’t a detrimental move – and when we had the pleasure of interviewing Howard himself, as well as stars Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton, we asked about the impact this shift in tone and approach had on the production.

Watch the video below to see what they had to say:

Given we had Howard all to ourself for a brief moment, we couldn’t help but query about forthcoming endeavours Zelda and Pinocchio, as the venerable filmmaker gave us an update on both projects:

If you wish to watch an extended clip of the interviews, we also spoke to the trio about the surreal nature of stepping into a Star Wars set, as a cinematic property that is ingrained into the fabric of popular culture, while they also discuss the fandom that surrounds such a movie, and whether they’ve yet to experience any of that unparalleled attention first hand:


Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is released on May 24th, you can read our 4* review of the film here.