Rian Johnson Praises ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ Calls Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Droid the Film’s ‘Big Surprise’

IndieWire | 5/12/2018 | Staff
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Early reactions to “Solo: A Star Wars Story” suggest that the latest standalone entry in the “Star Wars” universe has many fans. One of them is Rian Johnson, who directed “The Last Jedi” and is impressed by this new trip to that galaxy far, far away — especially the performance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays a droid named L3.

“The movie was great, that’s the important thing,” Johnson wrote on his Instagram story after attending the world premiere. “Donald Glover is great in it but duh. Alden is terrific, he’s not doing a Harrison Ford impersonation but he brings his own charm and swagger to the character.”

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“The big surprise for me was Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bridge-Waller?) who has a few of the funniest moments I’ve ever seen in a Star Wars movie. I had...
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