Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 4:02
We are really proud of the wonderful and world-class work of our cast and crew, stated Phil Lord and Christopher MilleThere haven't been any additional details yet, but stay tuned as more develops.
In a joint statement published on the official Star Wars website today, both Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were super calm and collected about the whole thing.
In a shocking turn of events, Lucasfilm has parted ways with the directors of its still-untitled Han Solo spinoff movie - while it's still being filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. "A new director will be announced soon". Miller and Lord - best known for bringing gems to the screen like 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie - were already hard at work on the movie, which is now shooting in London.
The pair announced that their leave is caused by a difference in visions.
While the Han Solo directors' departure could be the result of uncomplicated creative disagreements, it certainly seems a unusual and sudden time to part ways from the film. Imagine what could have happened if other studios had the courage to remove a director when they were in the midst of making a awful film, rather than simply release a bad film?
Lucasfilm has confirmed that despite this change of directors, the Han Solo movie is still on schedule for a theatrical release in May of next year.
The first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, faced a similar problem.
Lord and Miller, who made a name for their quirky ethos with films like 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, offered a similar (and similarly discrete) statement.
The film began shooting in January, and its release date of May 25, 2018 will stay the same through the shuffle.