The untitled Han Solo spinoff movie has been filming for quite some time now, and while production seemed to be going pretty well, a surprising turn of events has disrupted the film's working gears. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have just decided to drop out of the project, leaving behind what initially seemed to be a smooth-sailing production.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has announced the exit of the Han Solo directors today, explaining that the directorial duo had decided to leave because of "creative differences."
"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."
A statement from the 21 & 22 Jump Street directors echo the same story as well.
"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."
This news comes as shocking twist to fans who've been following the production of Han Solo. Everything seemed to be going so well for the spin-off film – Lucasfilm had been able to cast a bunch of talented young actors and actresses, and leaks from the film's various set showed some promising pieces of the movie.
Hopefully the Han Solo production gets back on track soon. Han Solo is slated for release on May 25, 2018.