Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have departed the untitled Han Solo spinoff movie.
With production ongoing, The Lego Movie directors have walked away from the project, citing “creative differences”.
A statement on StarWars.com from LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirms;
“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.”
Lord and Miller add;
“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.”
The site confirms that, despite the directorial change, the movie is still on course for a May 2018 release.