UPDATE: Variety followed-up with the unfolding story and said the reason for Lord and Miller’s departure was due to clashing with Kennedy. Yikes.
These are not the directors you are looking for …
Oh, brother. The Han Solo spin-off film set to tell the tale of the young smuggler was originally helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo has left the film.
In a statement, Lord and Miller said this:
“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.”
The untitled Han Solo film was shooting in London since February, with THR sources reporting there are several weeks left on shoot.
President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy also said in a statement, “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.”
This is all kind of concerning, especially because Rogue One went through extensive reshoots really close to its release date.
The Han Solo spin-off film is still expected to release on May 25, 2018.