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Lawrence and Jon Kasdan Reveal How They Came Up With the Surprising Cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Discussion in 'Solo' started by SWNN Probe, May 26, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    There is no doubt that the most discussed topic regarding Ron Howard's take on the galaxy far, far away with Solo: A Star Wars Story, is the surprising appearance of a familiar character towards the end of the movie. Now Solo writers Lawrence and Jon Kasdan spoke with Gamespot, revealing who was the main reason to have that character in the movie.

    This article contains massive spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story.





    You probably already read our article from yesterday where we explained everything we know about this character and what his appearance in Solo could mean going forward. If not, you can check it out HERE.



    While speaking with Gamespot Lawrence Kasdan revealed that his son and co-writer for Solo was the main reason for Darth Maul's appearance in the movie:

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    Jon Kasdan himself added:

    It definitely worked nicely and it's encouraging to hear that the writers are considering Maul's legacy and future in the Star Wars movieverse. We can't wait to see the direction this future will unfold.



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    Also the two Solo writers touched on the secrecy of the project and how they managed to keep this plot point from leaking. Surprisingly Jon revealed that the opening of The Force Awakens, written by his father Lawrence, was cut from the movie because it leaked. We knew that the opening with Luke's severed hand from The Empire Strikes Back floating in space existed, but we never knew it was cut just because it leaked.

    The Kasdans also added why they thought a bigger boss than Dryden Vos was needed in the movie:

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    Now the big question is, if this cameo had a bigger purpose, something cooked by the Solo writers with the help of the Lucasfilm Story Group, or this was something more like a fan service, or something dependent on the movie's box office results. I personally want to believe there is a grand plan at play here and we will see more from Maul in future Star Wars stand-alone installments. Why not immediately have him in the next stand-alone movie, rumored to be about Obi-Wan? It would make perfect sense. The biggest issue here is, if Maul appears in Kenobi, then we will surely know that both he and the Jedi master will live after the end of the movie, which is a bit anticlimactic. We know how this story ends in Star Wars: Rebels. So perhaps there is another plan... At least I hope so.





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    Good info, but I never heard about Luke’s hand floating through space in TFA. That sounds really bizarre.
     
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    In theory I think it was supposed to explain how Maz got the saber. Someone actually created the original openings of what it could have looked like.

     
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    Yes, the movie was supposed to start with the hand and saber floating through space, landing on a planet and being picked up by a character named Naka ( I believe). From there the flashback in Maz’s Castle was going to show the rest of the path the saber took up until Maz stealing it from a battle field of the “the Clan” vs the “Seven” with the seven being the KOR and Kylo
     
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    I've always enjoyed how films morph through their ideas, and I'm really happy that it ended up as it was.

    I would have liked that shot of dumping the destroyer, but the entire idea they had of following the saber like a baton, as devotedly as they originally outlined, would have felt a bit tired to me. It was already clearly doing a baton trope as it is, and it wasn't so focused upon that it became a, "OK, we get it", type of thing.


    As to Maul...meh.
    I honestly gave two shits about that part, but whatever. He's somewhat the Star Wars "Red Skull" kind of guy. I find him boring and unimpressive as a big screen character, but I'm not the only person watching these films and it wasn't really bad, so I don't mind.

    For me (keep in mind, I THINK IT'S COOL IF PEOPLE LOVED IT), it was just more along the lines of:

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