The Star Wars universe may be getting bigger, but it’s been having some interesting problems as of late, not the least of which was the departure of Chris Miller and Phil Lord from the Han Solo anthology film that’s set to arrive next year. Despite having a lot of hype behind them going in, their sudden departure shocked the world. And now, finally, we’re hearing part of the reason this happened. As the two talked to Vulture and said:
“The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful,” said Lord. “We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big.”
“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.”
The film was subsequently taken over by legendary director Ron Howard, and is fast approaching the finish line. But how good the film will be will depend on how people feel when Solo arrives May 25, 2018.