As we absorb the shocking news that the Han Solo spinoff has just lost directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, some obvious questions have started to come up.
Namely: Just what in the hell happened? And what happens now?
The official reason cited by both parties (Lucasfilm and Lord & Miller) was “creative differences” – everyone’s favorite vague excuse after “scheduling conflicts.”
But parting ways in development or pre-production is one thing. That happens all the time. It’s practically unheard of for such a dramatic exit to occur five months into shooting, with only weeks to go. As my colleague Chris Taylor put it, “whatever ‘creative differences’ Lord and Miller had with Lucasfilm must have been the size of Starkiller base.” Read more…