June 20, 2017 at 8:15 pm #1202127914
Well, this seems like a problem
They had already been filming for 4 monthsJune 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm #1202128062
This is so crazy but sort of funny tbh. There was only three weeks left I think. I saw that Ron Howard is the most likely to replace him.June 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm #1202128074
I am so thrilled about this! The “Disney Wars” monster, this stupid bastardization of the Star Wars Expanded Universe takes a MASSIVE and embarrassing kick to the balls! Suck it, Darth Mickey Mouse! 😀
P.S. I don’t even like Ron Paul but this gif was irresistible.June 21, 2017 at 1:50 am #1202128272
LMAO. And the overrated fuck, Donald Glover bitched and pleaded to get a role and it turns out a mess.June 21, 2017 at 3:49 am #1202128349
Their firing will damage them for other live-action high profile gigs.June 21, 2017 at 10:33 am #1202128699
WTF … how does this happen ? did they have Lando and Han having sex with Chewy ?
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Ron Howard will officially be taking over…
http://deadline.com/2017/06/ron-howard-star-wars-han-solo-director-1202118193/June 22, 2017 at 8:49 am #1202129809
Ron Howard will officially be taking over…
I trust Ron Howard. I think he will do a great job on finishing the rest of the movie despite the recent films that he did. Plus, I’m imagining Kennedy “puppeting” this time.June 27, 2017 at 9:02 am #1202134552
good article form
As fans continue to try to assess exactly what the firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the untitled Han Solo movie means, more reported details continue to emerge about exactly what went down. But before we get too deep, it’s important to keep in mind all of these reports surfacing over the last week are likely only giving pieces of the puzzle, and very one-sided ones at that. The teams behind Lord and Miller, Lucasfilm, and Disney are trying to mitigate the damage from such bad publicity, and thus many “sources” explaining what happened are no doubt trying to put the best possible spin on things so as to paint their client in the best possible way. So keep in mind that while these details are certainly interesting, they may only be small, skewed pieces of a much larger, more complex picture.
With that being said, a fresh report out of THR now adds more layers to the mix, including firings that preceded Lord and Miller. The report notes that in May, when production moved from London to the Canary Islands, editor Chris Dickens (Macbeth) was replaced with Oscar-winning editor Pietro Scalia, who works frequently with Ridley Scott on films like The Martian and Alien: Covenant. Moreover, Lucasfilm was reportedly “not entirely satisfied” with the performance that was being delivered by Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and hired an acting coach to come in and work with him. THR notes that hiring an acting coach in and of itself is not unusual, but doing so this far into production is.
Image via Columbia Pictures
As soon as filming began it was clear that Lord and Miller would not be jettisoning their improvisational style that had been put to good use on films like 21 Jump Street, and in one instance the two reportedly used far fewer setups than Lucasfilm would have liked, resulting in less options in the editing room in terms of coverage. This process and vision proved to be at odds with what Kennedy and Lucasfilm wanted, all the while Lord and Miller reportedly felt they had “zero creative freedom” and felt they were being asked to perform under “extreme scheduling constraints.”
After the measures of replacing the editor and hiring an acting coach did not help matters, at least in Lucasfilm’s eyes, Kathleen Kennedy called writer/producer Lawrence Kasdan to come to London. Kasdan reportedly wasn’t crazy about Lord and Miller’s process, which involved shouting out alternate lines from behind the monitor as opposed to shooting everything exactly as scripted. Although the report notes that Lord and Miller acquiesced to Lucasfilm’s request to stick to the script—they’d shoot a few takes as written, then shoot more takes with alternate lines.
With Kasdan in London he had now, reportedly, become something of a “shadow director” and this understandably rubbed Lord and Miller the wrong way. It’s at this point that an impasse was reached and Kennedy pulled the trigger on replacing the filmmakers with Ron Howard. Howard is said to have been concerned with how Lord and Miller would react and had been emailing with them, with a source saying Lord and Miller have been “very supportive, very elegant.”
Image via FX
Production on Han Solo now resumes in July and will go through September, instead of wrapping in July as previously planned. This is key because Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover both have prior TV commitments they have to return to this fall, so there’s a pretty hard deadline for when production on Han Solo has to be completed in order to meet its May 2018 release date. THR’s report says that much of what Lord and Miller shot will be “very usable,” but it remains to be seen exactly how the Directors Guild of America will approach the film in terms of credit. Lord and Miller are absolutely warranted a “Directed by” credit, but if Howard shoots and directs an extensive amount of footage, he will as well.
On Rogue One, filmmaker Tony Gilroy essentially took over directing duties during reshoots but declined to seek a credit. Gareth Edwards played ball, stuck around for the reshoots and post-production, and remained onboard the film throughout. But seeing the writing on the wall, Lord and Miller were none too pleased about having this same situation happen to them, and so they stood their ground.
It’ll be interesting to see how Lucasfilm proceeds with hiring directors going forward. People like Edwards and Lord and Miller are fantastic hires, but they’re singular voices who are going to deliver a unique film. I think the studio is still trying to figure out exactly how Star Wars-y they want these spinoffs to be, and while they like bold ideas, it sounds like in actuality they want the movies to hew more traditional.
As a massive fan of Lord and Miller’s I’m still incredibly bummed about all of this, but the filmmakers will no doubt land on their feet. They basically have a standing offer to helm The Flash for Warner Bros. (they were attached before they were offered Han Solo), so it’s not like they’re hurting for material. This particular combination, however, just seemed like a match made in heaven.
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As a Star Wars fan, I’m now nervous about the outcome of the Han Solo movie but I trust Ron Howard. Plus, I’m pretty sure that Kathleen Kennedy will definitely be hands on now on the project.June 27, 2017 at 10:46 am #1202134658
As a Star Wars fan, I’m now nervous about the outcome of the Han Solo movie but I trust Ron Howard. Plus, I’m pretty sure that Kathleen Kennedy will definitely be hands on now on the project.
seems to me Kathleen kennedy Needs to just direct the movies if she is going to require such strict adherence to their brand
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