May will still be a busy month
Lucasfilm knows people want details about the untitled Han Solo movie. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a little longer.
Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney, said he’s “looking forward to sharing more details” soon, but based on an updated timeline that was released earlier in the panel, the movie is still scheduled to be released next summer.
There were concerns that after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the project and Ron Howard was brought in that delays would be inevitable, but Disney hasn’t said anything about that at this time.
According to various reports, Lord and Miller’s stylistic direction for the film contradicted what Lucasfilm executives, including CEO Kathleen Kennedy, had in mind. Reports also suggested that Lord and Miller clashed with writers Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, causing tension on set.
In a statement from the two directors, they acknowledged that while the term “creative differences” is usually overused, it best summarized what had occurred on the Han Solo project.
“We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true,” Lord and Miller said. “We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”
Source: Polygon – Full