'Star Wars' Splits With Directors of Han Solo Standalone Film

Posted June 21, 2017

“Unfortunately, our vision and process werent aligned with our partners on this project.

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have just exited the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story but the duo already met with DC Films about directing The Flash during the production hiatus of the Star Wars spinoff, insiders exclusively told TheWrap. We normally arent fans of the phrase ‘creative differences but for once this cliché is true.

The news was broken on the official Star Wars website, with creative differences between the pair and Lucasfilm being cited as the only reason for their departure.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, two guys you want to make happy if your goal is making good movies from bad ideas, have left the Han Solo prequel film over creative differences.

Lord and Miller, who made a name for their quirky ethos with films like 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, offered a similar (and similarly discrete) statement.

In a shock move announced today, the untitled 'Star Wars' film about a young Han Solo has just lost both of its directors. Joonas Suotamo is going to star as Chewbacca with Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also part of the cast.

This news comes as shocking twist to fans who've been following the production of Han Solo. The anthology films are considered separate from the "main trilogy", which includes "The Force Awakens" and the upcoming "The Last Jedi". Imagine what could have happened if other studios had the courage to remove a director when they were in the midst of making a bad film, rather than simply release a awful film?

Lucasfilm said it's sticking to the Han Solo movie's originally planned May 2018 release.