Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday's Headlines - HAN SOLO Directors Exit Over 'Creative Differences'

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are out as directors of 2018's Han Solo standalone film, Lucasfilm announced in a surprise post to StarWars.com Tuesday evening. A replacement director will be announced soon according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Here is the full official announcement:

A MESSAGE FROM LUCASFILM REGARDING THE UNTITLED HAN SOLO FILM The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.

“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,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

“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,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.

Production officially began on the still-officially untitled film February 20 at Pinewood Studios in London.  The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, along with Woody Harrelson as Beckett, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Michael K. Williams, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamod as Chewbacca.