‘Star Wars: Han Solo’ Spinoff Directors Leave While the Movie is Still Reportedly in Production

‘Star Wars: Han Solo’ spinoff directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leave while the movie is still filming in London.

Directors leaving major feature films over “creative differences” is nothing new. For example, director Tim Miller left Fox’s sequel Deadpool 2; Rick Famuyiwa left Warner Bros. The Flash, Patty Jenkins left Thor and Michelle MacLaren who left Wonder Woman. Now, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, announced in a statement, ”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.”

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LOS ANGELES – JUN 09: Phil Lord & Chris Miiler arrives to the “22 Jump Street” World Premiere on June 09, 2014 in North Hollywood, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller also released a 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.”

Lord and Miller previously directed The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street and the sequel 22 Jump Street. The duo was signed on to direct the Star Wars spinoff in July 2015.

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LAS VEGAS-SEP 20: Rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino performs in concert at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival Village Show at MGM Resorts Village on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Debby Wong / Shutterstock, Inc.)

The Star Wars: Han Solo film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke.

The movie has been filming in London since February. The Hollywood Reporter reports that there are several weeks left on the film’s production schedule with reshoots planned for this summer.