I’m honestly in a little bit of shock here. Consideirng how involved Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been with Han Solo for well over the past year (posting behind the scenes pics and teases for fans), and being in the middle of filming, it’s crazy to think they’ve now left the project. That’s exactly what’s happened though, and the official reason has boiled down to “creative differences.” Here are the statements from LFL and the director’s themselves:
“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.
They have about four months of filming already completed, so it makes sense that they want to push through and keep the production on track. They’re going to have to work fast, especially since they’re statement also made it clear they intend to stick to the May 25, 2018 release date. Let’s hope everything works out for the best.
What do you make of this big shake-up on the Han Solo standalone film?