Star Wars: Han Solo Spinoff Loses Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller

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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left production of the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off. 

Kathleen Kenedy, president of Lucasfilm, posted a statement as well saying:

"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"

Lord and Miller had this to say:

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."

So, wait a sec, they were in the midst of shooting the film and decided "fuck it, we're quitting"? What kind of creative differences must you have to do such a bold move? Will they still maintain directing credit? Or go for the ol' "Allan Smithee"? This, again, proves my point that Disney truly is the operative creative hand when it comes to these movies. That's why they hire young, fairly inexperienced directors, so they can just walk all over them.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lord are very talented filmmakers, the helmers of The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, and I was very much looking forward to seeing what their vision of a "Star Wars" movie would look like on the big screen, but it seems like Disney and Kathleen Kennedy were interfering a little too intensely for their liking. 

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the rest of the cast includes Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover. According to THR, the film has been "shooting in London since January" 

The release date of May 25, 2018, remains unchanged.