We have a bad feeling about this.
Lucasfilm just surprised the "Star Wars" galaxy with an announcement about the young Han Solo movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, and Woody Harrelson.
Here's the scoop, from StarWars.com:
"The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.
'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,' said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
'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,' stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The untitled Han Solo film remains scheduled for a May 2018 release."
Wow. As Entertainment Weekly noted, there were no rumors suggesting trouble on set, and the movie has been in production for a while now. EW added:
"Whoever takes over the movie will inherit a project that has already undergone most, if not all, of its principal photography, and its not clear yet how much of the movie, written by Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time), will be reshot — if any."
"Han Solo" is now trending on Twitter, with shock and confusion being the general consensus:
A source tells me there are three weeks left to go on the untitled Han Solo shoot. Must have been a real war for the directors to leave... https://t.co/nN389x4d9x
— Pamela McClintock (@PamelaDayM) June 20, 2017
It's hard to know who might be the right fit to direct (the rest of) this movie when it's not clear what the studio's issues were, but ... any suggestions anyway? Wait, never mind, someone already solved it:
Could...Daniel Day-Lewis direct a Han Solo movie
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 20, 2017
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