Well this doesnâ€™t sound too good.
Lucasfilm has just announced that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have departed the standalone Han Solo Star Wars film.
Hereâ€™s what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had to say:
â€œPhil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but itâ€™s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and weâ€™ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.â€
Lord and Miller echoed Kennedyâ€™s sentiments, saying:
â€œUnfortunately, our vision and process werenâ€™t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally arenâ€™t fans of the phrase â€˜creative differencesâ€™ but for once this clichÃ© is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.â€
There seems to be no talking around this: This is not good news. Normally, Iâ€™d be okay to shrug off a director change. However, when youâ€™re having creative differences on a film thatâ€™s been shooting since Februaryâ€¦thatâ€™s a cause for concern.
As of right now, we have no idea how much they shot, but given how long itâ€™s been shooting, chances are a lot. When they do find a director to replace Lord and Miller, will they need to reshoot a bunch of scenes, or will they go forward with the script they already have?
We have so many questions. While the film is still slated for its May 2018 release, we wouldnâ€™t be surprised if they pushed that back to ensure the movie doesnâ€™t break the hot streak that the franchise currently has going.
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SOURCE: Star Wars