Star Wars Han Solo spinoff: Filmmakers are now looking for new directors

PTI

Jun,21 2017 20:09 50 IST

Los Angeles: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the news, citing "creative differences" as the reason for their exit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Star Wars. Image via Creative Commons

Star Wars. Image via Creative Commons

"Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but its become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and weve decided to part ways," Kennedy said.

She also revealed that "a new director will be announced soon".

Lord and Miller had come on board to direct the Star Wars stand-alone film in July 2015.

"Unfortunately, our vision and process werent aligned with our partners on this project. We normally arent fans of the phrase creative differences but for once this cliche is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew," the duo said.

According to several international publications, Lucasfilm and Disney have already started searching for their replacement.

Ron Howard and Joe Johnston are few names who might come on board to complete the project.
The yet-to-be-titled film will arrive in the US theatres on May 25 next year.