Spider-Man Director & Kevin Feige Weigh in on Han Solo Movie

Bob Iger talks Star Wars

Bob Iger talks Star Wars

More details are emerging about the firing of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the upcoming Han Solo-centered "Star Wars" movie. The Hollywood Reporter has been gathering more details on what has been going on, but first and foremost, it should probably be stated that Lord and Miller didn't leave the movie, so much as they were removed from their roles by Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy.

They also felt they "were never given enough days for each scene from the very beginning". "(Hiring a coach is not unusual; hiring one that late in production is.) Lord and Miller suggested writer-director Maggie Kiley, who worked with them on 21 Jump Street". Speaking for myself, every decision you make as a part of production these films is done thinking about what will the experience be live for the audience who stood in line, bought their ticket and sat down to watch the movie. Lucasfilm replaced editor Chris Dickens (Macbeth) with Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia, a veteran of Ridley Scott films including Alien: Covenant and The Martian. Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan apparently became frustrated by how slow the film was progressing with the latter also being unhappy with how often Lord and Miller would encourage the actors to go off-script.

Kennedy's chose to steady the ship by having Kasdan shadow Lord and Miller, similar to Tony Gilroy coming on to direct reshoots for Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One". However, Disney CEO Bob Iger attempted to assure fans that the Han Solo film will be fine in the capable hands of Ron Howard during a candid exchange with TMZ.

And, when Lucasfilm broke the news to the crew that Ron Howard had been selected to replace Lord and Miller, they were said to have broken out in applause.

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Lord and Miller have a comedic sensibility and improvisational style while Kasdan favors a strict adherence to the written word ...

While there are only a few more weeks left on principal photography, Howard is expected to bring a sense of calm onto the set. Which really begs the question, why couldn't the two parties find some sort of common ground to see the project all the way through?

The previous Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, had some behind-the-scenes difficulties as well. While fans will likely keep discussing the behind-the-scenes drama on Han Solo until the movie hits theaters next May, Kevin Feige adds that none of this will matter if the movie is good.

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