It looks like Phil Lord and Chris Miller are no longer attached to the upcoming Han Solo film.
“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 Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
The two directors have responded by 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.”
It is now being reported, however, that the directors were actually fired from the film:
A person with knowledge of the production said that the chemistry between the directors and Kennedy was never right.
“It was a culture clash from day one,” the source said. “She didn’t even like the way they folded their socks.”
The report also stated:
The duo also clashed with Kasdan, who has been an integral creative part of several “Star Wars” movies, dating back the the 1980 “The Empire Strikes Back.” Like Kennedy, he questioned many of the pair’s directing choices.
“Kathy, her team and Larry Kasdan have been doing it their way for a very long time. They know how the cheese is made and that’s how they want it made,” said the source. “It became a very polarizing set.”
The two directors have been attached to the project since July of 2015. The film is set to have Alden Ehrenreich star as the titular Han Solo, alongside Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and Woody Harrelson.
The film had started shooting in London during February of this year. While it’s not known who will continue helming the shoot, there are still several weeks left of shooting along with reshoots set for the summer.
The film is still set for its release date of May 25, 2018.