"As Han says, 'Don't tell me the percentages.' Never tell me the percentages.' I don't really want to explain it". "I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs".
We have been told that "These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars:The Last Jedi". "I was reluctant, but I also began to feel that I could help".
Cute butchering of the original Han Solo quote aside, Howard's got a point regarding the movie's construction. However, Howard says that the "fingerprints" of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are all over Solo, so we'll have to wait and see the movie to figure out just exactly what he means by that.
Howard loved Lucas' suggestion and quickly ran with it. Along with a fantastic anecdote from Howard that takes fans back to the set of American Graffiti and goes behind the scenes to shed light on Lucas' earliest musings about Star Wars, the Oscar-winning director also spoke about how Lucas, whom he describes as a "big brother/mentor", paid a visit to the Solo set and ended up shaping a small scene. "It actually is a amusing little bit that will probably get a laugh", said Kennedy. I assume that's just part of life as a smuggler. These are really great guys and you know, nobody wanted this to happen.
It's going to be very interesting to see what "Solo" looks like when everybody's parts have all been stitched together, and whether or not audiences will be able to pick the movie apart and make out which scenes belong to Howard, and which are from Lord and Miller. He could revisit these characters, and I think he felt so comfortable, obviously with Ron being there, that it was just fun for him.