Yesterday, we were hit with the bombshell news that Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be stepping down as directors of the Star Wars spinoff. The cited reason was creative differences, and based on the reports that followed, it sounds like that is most definitely the case. As even Lord and Miller acknowledged, it’s a tired, clichéd line, but that doesn’t stop it from being true in this case.
However, this does bring up one big question: what’s next for Lord and Miller? Admittedly, I’m not too worried about them. They’re talented filmmakers, and they’ll go on to direct amazing things in the future. That being said, we can’t help but wonder what’s next on the docket. A new report from TheWrap points to an interesting DC project.
According to the outlet, Lord and Miller met with DC Films during the production hiatus of the Han Solo spinoff film about the possibility of taking on The Flash. Sadly, that’s all the information we have about it, but it could potentially lead to them helming the long in-development project.
The Flash has had a bit of an arduous history. A couple years back, Lord and Miller wrote a story treatment for the film. They were offered to direct it, but declined due to their busy schedule. Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to write the screenplay and direct the script, but dropped out in April of 2016. Not long after, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa hopped on board to helm the project — he even went so far as to cast Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. However, creative differences got the better of his relationship with DC Films, and he dropped out that same October.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that The Flash would have a page one rewrite, and rumors started to fly about who could possibly take the helm of the project. Now, with Lord and Miller free from the Han Solo film — and with the previously-mentioned meeting having been rumored by TheWrap — is it possible that they’ll hop from Disney to Warner Bros. to take on the Scarlet Speedster? It almost feels like a poetic inevitability. They did, after all, write the original treatment, so it'd be nice to see things come full circle.
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