Han Solo film: Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller break their silence on getting fired from the film

'I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs'

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 20 November 2017 10:28 GMT

Former Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have finally opened up about their experiences on set.

Speaking at a panel for their MTV animated series Clone High at LA's Vulture Festival, the duo provided one of the most generous and diplomatic responses to what, however it went down, must have been an incredibly stressful experience.

"The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful," Lord commented. "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."

"Sometimes people break up, and it's really sad, and it's really disappointing," he said with a laugh. "But it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we're better filmmakers for it."

The audience cheered in support as he added, "We're really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best."

Miller then re-iterated Lord's feelings, joking: "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 the 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 Mile Morales animated Spider-Man."

There's been a huge amount of speculation as to why exactly the duo left the project, from claims the pair clashed with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, to rumours screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan was the source of the conflict.

However, Ron Howard, who stepped in to take over, has done everything in his power to project an image of stability and security on the project. The film's only recently wrapped, with the director unveiling an official title for the film: Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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