Recent reports on the Han Solo movie say Ron Howard re-shot as much as 80 percent of the film before filming officially wrapped on October 17 and, while there hasn't been any sort of statement from Lucasfilm or Howard, one well-known actress stepped forward to make a few things clear.
Thandie Newton, who's playing an undisclosed character in Solo: A Star Wars Story, sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss those recent reports and to assuage some of the concerns fans of Lord and Miller may have had regarding their contribution to the film.
“Apart from the initial shock and feeling bad for [Lord and Miller] not being able to finish their work, their work is everywhere in it,” Newton said before offering her own experience as an example. According to Newton, 90 percent of what she filmed was directed by the original directors and her additional scenes weren't some sort of do-over.
She went on to add that, while she was surprised by the change, she thinks what's on screen will be an amazing collaboration and she went on to assure people that everything's fine.
"With a project like that where it’s a vision that’s been created over so many years, that’s so expansive, I think it’s less about things going wrong than getting more help to bring it into the best position it can be in."
Honestly, if you're going to have someone make a statement, Thandie Newton is pretty much the perfect person to do it, don't you think?