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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Discuss Their Solo: A Star Wars Story Departure

November 21, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Back in June, Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the production of Solo: A Star Wars Story before filming had completed, with Ron Howard being hired by Lucasfilm to take over. Now in an interview with Vulture, the two filmmakers discussed their departure and what broke down with Lucasfilm. Here are highlights:

Lord on their time filming the prequel: “The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. 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.”

Lord on their departure: “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. We’re really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best.”

Miller on what they’re doing now: “We’re super well-adjusted, obviously we’re doing great. We’re super drunk right now. As Phil said, we had such a great relationship with cast and crew, we were really rooting for them. 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.”