'Han Solo' spin-off directors fired by LucasFilm CEO

Despite 5 months of filming, the directors behind the upcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Han Solo' film have been fired from the film.

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Published Wed, Jun 21 2017 12:56 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Hot on the heels of the behind the scenes drama on last year's 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One', it looks as though the upcoming 'Han Solo' is also in trouble.

'Han Solo' spin-off directors fired by LucasFilm CEO | TweakTown.com

In an official announcement released today, directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have announced their departure from the project, despite principal photography nearing an end, saying "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". But rather than parting ways amicably as the official line suggests, a report from Variety has revealed that LucasFilm CEO Kathy Kennedy fired the pair, with a source revealing that "it was a culture clash from day one... they weren't given the leeway to do what they had to do". Such was the animosity between the three, it's said that "She [Kennedy] didn't even like the way they folded their socks."

LucasFilm have promised to announce a replacement director soon, with the previously announced May 25, 2018 release date to remain.

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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