The upcoming Han Solo Star Wars prequel film lost its directors on Tuesday night.


Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will not continue their directorial duties, Lucasfilm announced, due to creative differences. “Lord and 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,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement.

The statement added that a new director would be announced soon, and did not go into any further details about the change.

Lord and Miller sent out a statement on their behalf as well, which corroborated what Lucasfilm had to say. “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,” they shared. “We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”

The film, which is still untitled, is set for release next May, but the directorial changes may slow the process down. Alden Ehrenreich will play the younger version of Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo. Lord and Miller previously directed The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street.

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