Despite constant curiosity from fans of the directing duo and Star Wars fans specifically, directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord have been quiet about the circumstances that led to their dismissal from the Han Solo standalone film….until now.
The duo was seated at a panel celebrating their animated series Clone High when the topic of the Han Solo inevitably came up. Both directors were pretty magnanimous about the experience, chalking it up to the likes of a relationship ending vs something sinister. Lord summed up his thoughts by saying;
“Sometimes people break up, and it’s really sad, and it’s really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we’re better filmmakers for it.” He then concluded, “We’re really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best.”
Miller chimed in with his own take and to assure fans that the pair were still working on some cool things to come. “We’re super well-adjusted, obviously we’re doing great. We’re super-drunk right now,” Miller said. “After we took a much-needed vacation, we got back into it and now we’re writing and producing a sequel to The LEGO Movie and producing a Miles Morales animated Spider-Man.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to hit theaters May 25, 2018