Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

In a joint statement the directors said their vision and process were not aligned with their partners on the project

This photo provided by Lucasfilm shows Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The movie opened in U.S. theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
This photo provided by Lucasfilm shows Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams. The movie opened in U.S. theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions on the film.

Kennedy said a new director would be announced soon.

Lord and Miller had been in production on the film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo for months.

In a joint statement the directors said their vision and process were not aligned with their partners on the project.

The film is still slated for a May 2018 release.

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