Wednesday, 21 June 2017


An announcement from Lucasfilm tells us that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are departing the Han Solo stand alone film over "creative differences". A new director will be announced soon.

Over on the official site we get a statement from Kathleen Kennedy.  She tells us:

“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.

This is a rare occasion as Kennedy points out that Lucasfilm are not one to promote "creative differences" so this situation must have been bad to force them down this path and to announce it as that too.  The movie is still scheduled for May 2018 but lets see if that changes.  Could we see in years to come a situation not unlike Richard Donner and Superman II?  Could we see two different movie cuts?  Time will tell.

We'll keep you updated on the situation.


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