Could there be trouble on the set of the solo Han Solo flick? Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller revealed on Tuesday that they were fired from the upcoming Han Solo prequel film in the midst of filming over “creative differences.”
“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,” Lord and Miller said in a statement shared by The Hollywood Reporter. “We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”
Lord and Miller directed the 21 Jump Street movies and The Lego Movie so maybe that “buddy comedy” they’re used to didn’t work with the Star Wars franchise?
Specifically, an insider says that Lord and Miller’s comedic past didn’t mesh well with the vision of screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. “People need to understand that Han Solo is not a comedic personality. He’s sarcastic and selfish,” the source adds. Ron Howard and Joe Johnston are allegedly in the running to takeover the film.