With the exception of showing great faith in J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, Dinsey and Lucasfilm have not had a lot of luck with directors, removing Josh Trank and Colin Trevorrow from their planned entries in the Star Wars saga, essentially replacing Gareth Edwards for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and firing directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord from Solo: A Star Wars Story very late into production.
Lord and Miller have been very silent since they were fired, but this weekend at the Vulture Festival in L.A., the pair discussed their experience of being fired and replaced by Ron Howard. First, Lord has this to say about their time working on the film:
“The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big. Sometimes people break up, and it’s really sad, and it’s really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we’re better filmmakers for it. We’re really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best.”
“As Phil said, we had such a great relationship with cast and crew, we were really rooting for them. After we took a much-needed vacation, we got back into it and now we’re writing and producing a sequel to The Lego Movie and producing a Miles Morales animated Spider-Man.”
Lord and Miller seem to be such good sports, don’t they? I can’t imagine anything more soul crushing than being fired from your dream job, especially if your dream job involved Star Wars.
Even with Ron Howard supposidly reshooting most the film, Solo: A Star Wars Story is still slated for release on May 25, 2018.
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