Han Solo movie loses directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
In a shocking turn of events, Lucasfilm has parted ways with the directors of its still-untitled Han Solo spinoff movie — while it’s still being filmed at Pinewood Studios in London.
“It’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “A new director will be announced soon.”
To say this is irregular and unexpected would be a very Han Solo-like understatement.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller were the highly bankable directors of The Lego Movie, and they seemed like a perfect fit for Lucasfilm’s culture of quiet, professional japery.
They’d been filming fun-filled promotional videos from the set already, including one for a “Force for Change” charity contest that introduced a new creature and revealed that Warwick Davis, also known as Wicket the Ewok, would be appearing in the film.
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