With Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story now playing in theaters, I recently sat down with Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton for a video interview. They talked about what people would be surprised to learn about the making of the train sequence, how the scene changed after Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project, if they have a favorite Lando Calrissian cape, how the film relies on characters and relationships and not just visual effects, and more.
As most of you know, Solo takes place before the first Star Wars movie and follows a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he befriends his future copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Solo also stars Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Jon Favreau.
Check out what Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton had to say in the video player above and a breakdown of exactly what we talked about below, followed by links to more recent Solo coverage.
Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton:
- Favorite Lando cape?
- What would surprise people to learn about the making of the train sequence?
- Harrelson talks about how after Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the project the train sequence Ron Howard shifted the idea of what would happen during the scene.
For more on Solo: A Star Wars Story:
- ‘Solo’: Emilia Clarke and Paul Bettany Describe Their Unforgettable First Day on Set
- ‘Solo’: Joonas Suotamo on Playing Chewbacca for J.J. Abrams, Rian Johnson & Ron Howard
- ‘Solo’: Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Favorite Filming Memories & Cast Dance Parties
- ‘Solo’ Cast and Crew Share Story Details and Comments on Han’s Relationships
Here’s the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.