This summer was a bumpy one for the Star Wars franchise. The long-awaited Han Solo film seemed to be hitting a few bumps in the road following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). While Disney and LucasFilm were able to quickly find an apt replacement in Ron Howard, fans still wondered if there was any bad blood between the critically acclaimed directors and the film juggernauts.
During a recent appearance at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, the team of directors were able to shed some light on their time shooting the film, calling it “wonderful.”
“We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators,” he said. “I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big,” Lord said. “Sometimes people break up, and it’s really sad, and it’s really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we’re better filmmakers for it. We’re really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best.”
Chris Miller ended the panel with “we had such a great relationship with cast and crew, we were really rooting for them.”
The film recently wrapped filming with Ron Howard at the helm and fans are still excited as they can be for the upcoming Han Solo adventure.
Alden Ehrenreich stars in the film as a younger version of Harrison Ford’s iconic Han Solo, with a supporting cast that includes Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, and Thandie Newton.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.