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Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off directors drop out midway through filming
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Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off directors drop out midway through filming

The directors of the new Star Wars spin-off about young Han Solo have departed the project midway through filming. 

22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been working on the movie, which entered production earlier this summer, but have now left the film. 

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said of the decision: "Phil Lord and Christopher 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. A new director will be announced soon."

Lord and Miller themselves added: "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. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew."

The movie was due to be released on May 25th in 2018 and so far there have been no announcements about a delayed release. 

Alden Ehrenreich, star of Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures is to play young Han Solo in the much-anticipated new Star Wars spin-off, with Donald Glover, best known for his roles in Community and The Martian, taking the role of young Lando Calrissian, while Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson also have key roles in the spin-off. 

This movie is the second Star Wars spin-off following the release of Rogue One - A Star Wars Story, which is out on DVD now. 

You can pre-order Rogue One - A Star Wars Story in hmv's online store by clicking here and read our full review here. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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