People who worked with Lord & Miller on this film, seem to have good things to say about their experiences.
I can’t find any pics of Howard with his arm around Alden…
Ethan Van Sciver, puts forth the theory that Alden Eherenreich also has a bit of a beef with Ron Howard, and that it was Ron Howard himself who leaked rumors that Alden couldn’t act. Ethan also suggests that the reason that Alden let it slip that he’s signed up for three films, is that perhaps Lucasfilm may be looking to fire Alden, if Ron Howard doesn’t particularly care for him.
I’d only add, that if any of this is the case, then we should start to see comments from other cast and crew members echoing issues with Ron Howard. The truth will eventually come out, because it always does.
In all of this though, I can’t help but think of Lord & Miller’s reactions and responses about the casting of Alden in the following video. They don’t really appear to be too happy about the topic. Something seems amiss and awkward with regards to Alden’s casting.
What the political activists at Lucasfilm are attempting to do is deliver another moronic social justice lesson. After the film is released, the cast and crew will talk about how brilliant it was to put out contradictory information on Enfys Nest’s gender in order to keep people guessing, and how it really goes to show that gender equality is a real thing, and that you shouldn’t let gender bias affect your viewpoints, and it’s going to be a really hard lesson for the chauvinist character Han Solo to learn, and don’t all those means-spirited middle-aged OT fans feel stupid for calling Rey a Mary Sue, and don’t all those misogynists feel silly for roasting Rose Tico and Holdo, because this really shows everyone that girls can be just as manly as men can be, because nobody had a clue what Enfys Nest’s gender was…yadda, yadda, yadda.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if all the Behind-The-Scenes Blu-Ray extras for this film, recording the cast and crew saying all of that, has already been recorded and edited.
But anyone with even a cursory knowledge of life drawing and the human anatomy, and the thought process involved in SJW political activism, will be able to see right through this transparent charade:
Alex Pappadamas from Esquire interviews Alden Ehrenreich. It’s a lengthy article that goes into some of the controversies around the production, with new statements from Lord & Miller which contradict earlier rumors, and so on and so forth. As far as I’m’ concerned, the real story won’t really come out until everyone’s NDAs expire.
Now Jeremy has discovered the same altered blasterless character images, now being used for American character posters.
If you still doubt that there is a political agenda at work here, read the following sentence from the new Han Solo novel Last Shot, which describes what happened when Han Solo brought a toy blaster home for a young Kylo Ren to play with:
Okay. So riddle me this: if Han Solo “grew up” 2 years after Return of the Jedi, and becomes a boring suburbanite dad while eschewing a life of adventure, then how come we see him in Episode VII as the same smuggler character we first met in Episode IV before his arc was finished in Episode VI?
I tend to agree. If all of the information seen so far can be taken at face value, and if the translation of the French merchandising is accurate, then I see this as an attempt by Lucasfilm to correct course and maintain the mystery of Enfys Nest’s gender and the big reveal at the end, by publishing contradictory information after the French merchandising either accidentally or improperly let the cat out of the bag.
As reported by SWNN, Star Wars Insider has published a description of Qi’Ra which strengthens my suspicion that she is Enfys Nest: