The untitled Han Solo will no longer be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to “creative differences.” Disney is planning to stick with the Memorial Day 2018 release date posting:
The Untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.
“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,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
“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,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release.
Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. The untitled film will cover events in Han Solo’s life that took place prior to his appearance in 1977’s Star Wars. No word on who will be directing. Stay tuned, kids..