Breaking news from Lucasfilm today announcing that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left the ‘Untitled Han Solo’ film due to creative differences, according to Deadline.
Their post reads:
The Untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.
“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.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.
The film has a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It will be the second installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, following 2016’s Rogue One. Alden Ehrenreich is starring as Solo, along with Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.