The ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Just FIRED Both Directors In The Middle Of Production
The upcoming “Star Wars” Han Solo movie is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018, but despite less than a year before it debuts, Lucasfilm has fired both directors from the expected blockbuster film. To make things much worse, the filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher were removed from the Star Wars spin-off right in the middle of production for the film. The reason for their departure is the dreaded “difference of creative visions.”
President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, said the following about the release of the two directors, “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.”
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the style and vision of Lord and Miller clashed with that of Lawrence Kasdan, the legendary screenwriter behind the classics Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, who also wrote, with his son, Jon Kasdan, the script for the Han Solo stand-alone set (for now) to be released in 2018. Lord and Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) have a comedic sensibility and improvisational style while Kasdan favors a strict adherence to the written word — what is on the page is what must be shot. The creative clash, according to one insider, also came down to differences in understanding the character of Han Solo. “People need to understand that Han Solo is not a comedic personality. He’s sarcastic and selfish,” said that source.