LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will no longer be directing the studio’s Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ spin-off.
Speaking in a statement released just moments ago (June 20th/21st 2017), Kennedy said:
“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.”
Lord and Miller, who helmed Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, also released a statement:
“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.”
The yet-to-be-titled Han Solo movie is set for a 25th May 2018 release date and will star Alden Ehrenreich as the beloved Star Wars character, with Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson giving star power to the rest of the cast.