When Phil Lord and Chris Miller were brought on to direct Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans were eager to see what the Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street duo could bring to the Star Wars universe. But alas, the two exited the project midway through production due to “creative differences” with Lucasfilm. It’s been unknown how much of their version of the film will see the light of day, but Lord and Miller revealed the credit they would be taking on the film.
While speaking at the GLAS animation festival, they revealed they would be credited as executive producers on the film.
“We were really proud of the many contributions we made to that film. In light of the creative differences, we elected to take an executive producer credit.”
Ron Howard took over directing duties after the duo’s departure, and it’s been rumored that nearly the entire film has been reshot to align with Lucasfilm’s vision. But the fact that Lord and Miller have an executive producing credit means at least some of their ideas will likely make it into the film.
The two also added that they wish everyone working on the film the best.
Lord and Miller are focused on moving ahead with their future films like the upcoming Lego Movie sequel and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
Source – Variety
Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters on May 25th, 2018.
Board the Millenium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson.