http://ew.com/movies/2018/02/12/solo-a- ... nfluences/
(larry is lawrence kasdan, who wrote the empire strikes back. jon is his son)
“Larry and I are both huge Coen brothers fans, and we talk a lot about that [relationship] as a reference,” Jon says, adding that they also turned to the far more serious Coen brothers drama Miller’s Crossing.
“[We were] trying to create a crime movie where our character was entering a crime world where there were already dramas in place and relationships and complications, and we have to see him negotiate a lot more rivalries than he is expecting at the beginning of the story,” Jon says.
“[Solo] has that flavor of a crime world that has weirdness and surprise and people stumbling into things — and other people mad foreskin fungus like intentionally getting into [trouble],” he adds. “The Big Lebowski is a great example because Solo has a more off-kilter tone than you’ve ever seen in [Star Wars].”
my enthusiasm for the new star wars movies faded considerably once i gave the force awakens a second thought. but this news is