Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller part ways from the untitled 'Han Solo' film
Directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller have parted ways from the untitled Han Solo spinoff.
In a statement from StarWars.com, Lord and Miller shared “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.”
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm also posted a statement to StarWars.com: “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."
As previously revealed, the film will focus on a young Han Solo, the roguish smuggler and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, who meets Lando Calrissian before the events in Star Wars (1977). ‘Solo’ began principal photography in February at London’s Pinewood Studios, with Alden Ehrenreich starring as “Han Solo,” the character made famous by Harrison Ford. The film also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
Stay tuned for director announcements. The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release.