A lot of news has been circulating about the fate of the new standalone Star Wars film. A lot of people are questioning the decisions done by Kathleen Kennedy to drop two of the directors of the film. While we have not been a big fan of the new film, considering it’s not Harrison Ford reprising his role, we think there might be a little pressure on Disney. With so many fans and Han Solo having such a huge fan base, it’s not surprising that they would be handling this movie with care.
Rogue One was the same, some of the initial cuts of the movie had to be refilmed in order to tell the story the way they intended it to be, which could be the same with Han Solo. Also remember, the same thing happened with The Force Awakens. So why did they really drop the two directors?
“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,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
“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,” stated Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
With them being so close to being in Post-Production, shouldn’t this have been addressed earlier? The movie is still set to release on it’s scheduled day and no changes have been made. What do you guys think? Is the Han Solo standalone film doomed to fail?