Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Drop Out Of HAN SOLO Spinoff Movie
A shake up in a galaxy far, far away. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off. It appears that "creative differences" are to blame for this development.
In a statement regarding the change Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said:
"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 offered up their own statement:
"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."
Lord and Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street, signed on to direct the Star Wars stand-alone in July 2015. The project has been shooting in London since February. There is still a lot of the movie to be shot, its not clear who will take over the remaining weeks and the re-shoots that scheduled for later in this summer.
As concerning this may be this isn't the first time a Star Wars film has faced a director issue. On Star Wars: Rogue One, Tony Gilroy was brought in to rewrite and help oversee extensive reshoots for the film.
If there is any good news to this director shakeup the release date of May 25, 2018 will not change.
Are you guys concerned about the outcome of the film now, or do you think this will be for our benefit?