Can you feel that? There’s been a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror…
It’s not quite a disaster on par with the destruction of Alderaan, but the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film losing two of the most creative filmmakers around is pretty unpleasant.
This week saw news the upcoming Han Solo film had run into trouble as Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer on directing duty. The pair, who spun yarn into gold with 21 Jump Street and the LEGO Batman Movie, have left the project citing “creative differences”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project," a statement from Lord and Miller read. "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."
The as yet untitled Han Solo movie has been filming since January this year, featuring a cast including Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Hail Caesar’s Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo in the film, that is expected to cover his early days as a smuggler, his run ins with Jabba the Hut, and his legendary Kessel Run.
President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy has assured fans “a new director will be announced soon” while also reiterating the film’s 25 May, 2018 release date will not be changed.
Needless to say, the news caused quite a stir on social media.
ughhhh FINE, i'll direct a star war or whatever. pass me the video dealy. where's hans yolo. "han solo?" ugh, no. that's definitely changing— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) June 21, 2017
I love Star Wars more than I love myself, but the filmmakers were the most interesting part of a young Han Solo movie.— Joey Esposito (@joeyesposito) June 21, 2017
Our suggestion? Get George Lucas back.
LOL JK, see what Gareth Edwards is doing. Rogue One was pretty good after all...