How Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Solo’ Droid is Unlike Any Robot in ‘Star Wars’ History

/Film | 2/9/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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Time for more Solo news! As this week chock-full of Solo details comes to a close, it’s time to learn a little about Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s droid character, L3-37.

This week was a cornucopia of Solo: A Star Wars Story riches. Let’s recap!

Solo - Trailer

The Solo trailer dropped.

We learned Solo plot details.

New - Solo - Images - Characters

New Solo images showed off some new characters.

Harrison Ford was confirmed as a “secret advisor” on the film.

Emilia - Clarke - Character

We got to know Emilia Clarke’s new character.

Donald Glover talked about his scene-stealing turn as Lando.

Background - Info - Characters

Some background info on the potentially villainous characters surfaced.

More detail was provided about Lord and Miller’s firing and Ron Howard taking over the project.

Star - Wars - Creator - George - Lucas

Star Wars creator George Lucas stopped by the Solo set to offer guidance.

Now that we’re all caught up, here’s something new! Entertainment Weekly has some new details on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s new droid character, L3-37. Unlike most other droids in the Star Wars universe, L3-37 is self-made. She’s constructed herself over the years, constantly changing and rearranging her various parts to become the droid she is when we meet her in Solo.

Droid - Co-writer - Jon - Kasdan - Idea

“She’s a self-modified droid,” says co-writer Jon Kasdan. “The idea is that she’s sort of a mutt, if you will, of various parts of different kinds of droids who has improved upon herself.”

As the Solo trailer hinted, L3-37 has a “working relationship” with Donald Glover‘s Lando. “[I]t’s very sophisticated and informed by years of working together,” says co-writer Lawrence Kasdan. Kasdan goes on to say:

Phoebe - Effect - CGI - Humor - Physicality

“Phoebe, herself, is hilarious. The effect that she will appear in is amazing, but she comes through very strongly even with this astounding [CGI], both her humor and her physicality. If you meet Phoebe, she’s one of these people you just fall in love with immediately.”

Director Ron Howard echoes the “hilarious” compliment,...
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