‘Star Wars’ fans, we have some bad news for you.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were touted to direct ‘Star Wars’ spin-off Han Solo have stepped down from the directors` chair.
According to a statement issued by Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucas film, said, ” 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.”
While Lord and Miller also issued a statement, which read, “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 cliche is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”
Lord and Miller, helmers of ‘ The Lego Movie’ and ‘ 21 Jump Street’ and its sequel ‘ 22 Jump Street,’ signed on to direct the ‘Star Wars’ stand-alone in July 2015.
The film features Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, while Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover also star.
The shooting has been going on in London since February. Sources say there are several weeks left on the shoot, with reshoots scheduled for later this summer.
This isn’t the first ‘Star Wars’ film to face a director issue. On ‘ Rogue One’, which was helmed by Gareth Edwards, Tony Gilroy was brought in to rewrite and help oversee extensive reshoots.
The release date of May 25, 2018, though remains unchanged.