The 'Star Wars' Han Solo Spinoff Loses Both of its Directors
The upcoming Star Wars Han Solo movie has lost both of its directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, according to a report from Hollywood Reporter.
The reason? There were “creative differences,” according to what the suits in the studio are saying. Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, released a statement right after the news broke:
“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.”
Lord and Miller, who are best known for directing 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, also released a statement:
“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.”
What makes this news interesting, and maybe a bit troubling, is that the movie is almost done. The movie — which stars Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge — has been shooting in London since February and is three weeks from being complete, according to Pamela McClintock of the Hollywood Reporter:
A source tells me there are three weeks left to go on the untitled Han Solo shoot. Must have been a real war for the directors to leave… https://t.co/nN389x4d9x
— Pamela McClintock (@PamelaDayM) June 20, 2017
Despite this news, Disney is planning to have the Han Solo movie release on May 25, 2018.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter