In a shock decision, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the new Han Solo Star Wars anthology movie. The two directors released a statement saying:
“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.”
Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm had this to say:
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented film-makers 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.”
However, she has stated that they are still going for a May 2018 release date. Could it be that the style of the new movie was just too comedic for the higher ups at Lucasfilm? Apparently they were only three weeks away from completing filming, so this implies that they may go straight into re-shoots in order to get the movie completed in time for the May 25th date.
There have been rumours that the movie was in a little bit of trouble for a while, so lets hope that it doesn’t affect the quality of the finished product. I wouldn’t worry though, because Lucasfilm are being very attentive to what the fans are expecting and don’t ever want to repeat the criticisms of the second trilogy.