Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Leave Han Solo
Whoa! The unnamed Han Solo film, the next project in standalone Star Wars‘ anthology series, just lost its directors. The official statement was posted earlier today on StarWars.com:
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.
Lord and Miller were brought on board to helm the Han Solo film by Disney and Lucasfilm in July 2015 after some high profile successes directing The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street.
Written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens) and Jon Kasdan, the story of the film focuses on a young Han Solo and how be became the scoundrel we all know and love.
The film currently stars Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny and Emilia Clarke.