Phil Lord and Chris Miller have no hard feelings for "Star Wars."
The directors publicly addressed their firing from "Solo: A Star Wars Story" for the first time at the Vulture Festival last weekend. They were let go from the project by Lucasfilm in June, then replaced by veteran director Ron Howard. But the breakup seems to be completely amicable.
"The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators," Lord said. "I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big."
He laughed and added, "Sometimes people break up, and it's really sad, and it's really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we're better filmmakers for it."
Miller joked that the duo was "super well-adjusted" and "super drunk right now." They did take a vacation after the brouhaha, and now are back in the swing of things with their project projects.
He said, "Now we're writing and producing a sequel to 'The Lego Movie' and producing a Miles Morales animated Spider-Man."
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon. Read More