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June 20 2017

Han Solo movie loses directing duo

In a shocking move, Lucasfilm has parted ways with Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

“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 Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement released Tuesday on the official Star Wars website.

“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,” added Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film may have been as close as three weeks from completion.

With a release date set of May 25, 2018, this is unheard of. No matter how quickly a new director is announced – and Kennedy says it will be soon – the release date for sure is now in flux. This may also impact Episode IX which is currently scheduled for May 24, 2019.

The differences must have been gigantic. With this much money riding on the line, and a cast of in-demand actors such as Woody Harrelson, this could not have been an easy decision.

Keep an eye out, folks. This is going to be playing out for months now.



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  • Do you think they’ll may delay the Han Solo film and Episode IX ?

    and The Hollywood Reporter says that Ron Howard, Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan are the three front runners to take over the director’s chair for the film

    • Lucasfilm is claiming the movie can still make its original date, but I have serious doubts about that.

      • Yea, I’m thinking they’ll push Han Solo to November/December 2018 and then possibly delay Episode IX to December 2019, but at this point its all a wait and see type of situation