Remember this happy cast photo from a few months ago? They looked to be having so much fun, but apparently behind the scenes things were not as they appeared.
Disney announced last night that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had departed production from the Han Solo movie and each issued a statement, along with Disney head Kathleen Kennedy that it was an amicable split due to …wait for it…creative differences.
Although more info is coming out and Variety reports that there was trouble from day one and the directors were actually fired. “It was a culture clash from day one. She didn’t even like the way they folded their socks,” the unnamed source stated.“Kathy, her team and Larry Kasdan have been doing it their way for a very long time. They know how the cheese is made and that’s how they want it made,” the source explained. “It became a very polarizing set.”
So, where does it leave the film as of right now?
Well, they need to find a director and fast if they want to make their Summer 2018 release date. Rumors are already swirling that director Ron Howard is being courted to helm the project. He would definitely be a safe bet, but can he tackle today’s CGI? Any Star Wars movie requires a certain finesse and while we think Howard is obviously a great director, we’re not sure about his capabilities with technology.
But let’s dig deeper because there is more news attached to this story…
Lord and Miller also wrote the treatment for The Flash movie a while ago and rumors are swirling that The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street dynamic duo may be jumping ship to go back to Warner Bros. to direct The Flash movie.
This is all a fairly shocking turn of events and information is coming in waves. We’ll keep you updated.