– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well this doesn’t sound too good.

Lucasfilm has just announced that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have departed the standalone Han Solo Star Wars film.

Here’s what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had to say:

“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.”

Lord and Miller echoed Kennedy’s sentiments, saying:

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. 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.”

There seems to be no talking around this: This is not good news. Normally, I’d be okay to shrug off a director change. However, when you’re having creative differences on a film that’s been shooting since February…that’s a cause for concern. 

As of right now, we have no idea how much they shot, but given how long it’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 wouldn’t be surprised if they pushed that back to ensure the movie doesn’t break the hot streak that the franchise currently has going.

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SOURCE: Star Wars

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.