Directors For Standalone Han Solo Film Abruptly Leave The Project

Earlier today, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made an announcement stating that directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are leaving the standalone Han Solo film over creative differences. The two directors became notable after a directing a string of Hollywood hits: The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, and 22 Jump Street.

“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,” Kennedy said in her released statement.

Aiden Ehrenreic (Hail, Caesar!) is set to star as a younger version of Han Solo. The supporting cast includes Donald Glover (Atlanta), Woody Harrelson (Hunger Games) , Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Thandie Newton (Westworld).

“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,”said a statement provided by Miller and Lord.

The movie is still on track for a May 2018 release.