The directors of the upcoming Star Wars Spinoff film centered around Han Solo have left the project, siting creative differences. The news was confirmed by Kathleen Kennedy, CEO of Lucasfilm, in a statement Tuesday night.
“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.”
The former directors also released a 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.”
The film was still untitled but was well underway in terms of filming. The project is still scheduled to film for another three weeks. That filming will continue with a new director at the helm. There are also re-shoots scheduled for later this summer. The release date of May 25, 2018 remains unchanged.
Lord and Miller are well-known for their work on ‘The Lego Movies’ and the ‘Jump Street’ franchise. They had been attached to the project for some time and were obviously deep into production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter