Lucasfilm has announced that Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will no longer be sitting in the Directors chair for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie, and the Internet is going ballistic.
It looks as if the reason behind Lord and Miller’s departure was due to a clash of “creative differences”, something Lord and Miller mentioned was an incredibly cliche trope, but was unfortunately the reason behind the news.
“Unfortunately, our vision and process wen’t aligned with our partners on this project,” a statement from Lord and Miller read. “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.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also wrote: “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.”
Fortunately, despite the news, the release date of May 25, 2018, remains unchanged.
According to Deadline, Ron Howard is a current top choice to take over directing the movie, there’s also rumours that screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan will also step in. Right now however, a new director for the movie has yet to be confirmed.