In a massively surprising piece of news, Lucasfilm has revealed that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will no longer be directing the Star Wars standalone movie featuring a young Han Solo. According to the report, the directors have departed the project due to creative differences. Lucasfilm released an official release, in which studio president Kathleen Kennedy revealed the news. Lord and Miller also offer a statement on the situation.
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The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.
It seems like Disney and Lucasfilm already have a replacement for Lord and Miller organised. The film will still aim for its May 2018 release date and will likely reveal a new director in the next few weeks. I must admit, I’m more than a little shocked to hear this news. It seemed like the Han Solo spin-off was well into production with Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson both briefly discussing the project in recent interviews. Hopefully, Lucasfilm has found a reliable director to helm the project and deliver the Han Solo on it’s scheduled release date.