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New Han Solo Film in Need of New Directors

New Han Solo Film in Need of New Directors

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Directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller have left their jobs as directors of the new Han Solo film.

Disney has been kept us chock full of new Star Wars films. The idea was to make an anthology series to go along with the main saga. The next is a spin-off showing the origin of Han Solo. We’ve had photos and other news that seemed to indicate the production was moving along smoothly. Recently that all changed as it was announced halfway during the making of the film, they lost their directors. This isn’t terribly unusual as directors and studios part ways all the time. However, usually it happens earlier in pre-production before cameras start rolling. The fact this is happening essentially at the midpoint of production is very surprising.

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Pictured: The production as of now.

According to Lord and Miller’s statement, “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.” This is a fairly standard response. As was Kathleen Kennedy’s “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.” However, recent rumors suggest that they were actually fired after clashing with her and Lawrence Kasdan from day one. Supposedly Kennedy and Kasdan didn’t like the Lord and Miller’s filming style.

A thing to remember is that this isn’t the first time Disney has had disagreements with the directors of a Star Wars film. “Force Awakens” and especially “Rogue One.” The big question remains, who will finish directing this film? As the rumor goes Ron Howard (who is no stranger to working with Lucasfilm) is the new favorite. Original choices included Mathew Vaughn, Jon Favreau or Joss Whedon. All of whom are busy with other projects at the moment. Regardless of who ends up directing this, Disney has stated they have every intention for the Han Solo film to make its May 25th, 2018 release date. Only time will tell if that pans out.

This story was first reported by Variety.com

What do you think? Will this Han Solo film still get made on time?

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Eric

Eric grew up with a simple childhood. At age 11 a six fingered man murdered his father in front of his eyes, while his mother died defending him from an attack from a sharptooth, then an evil toon dropped a piano from 15 stories onto his brother's head and then on top of all of that while on the job he was brutally shot up and left for dead but was rebuilt as a robotic cop to get his revenge. ...Oooorr maybe he just watched a lot of movies growing up and got really into them. From a young age Eric realized learning things like science, math, people's names etc. took some real effort but could easily remember practically all the dialog/plot details from a random movie he watched on tv years ago. He knew from a young age that he wanted to make movies and never strayed from that. Going to college to get an education in film production and working on movie sets whenever it can be fit into his schedule. Get him into a room full of people he doesn't know and over time you may eventually get him to open up but just mention some movies and he'll talk for hours, never afraid to (respectfully) argue with fellow movie nerds. Now he puts that love and energy toward writing for FilmFad.com.

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