Earlier this week, news broke that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had exited the Untitled Han Solo Star Story, with conflict between the directors and producer Kathleen Kennedy later being revealed to be reason for their dismissal. Following the duo’s departure, fans had several suggestions of their own for who could resume directorial duties on the project before Ron Howard officially replaced Lord and Miller. Prior to Howard officially boarding the project, director Edgar Wright spoke with Digital Spy about his upcoming film titled Baby Driver, where he explained why he would not have considered directing the Han Solo film.
Wright explained that, having been in the same situation himself with Marvel’s Ant-Man, he could not bring himself to finish the film of his two friends:
“No they’re friends of mine – I would never do that. Also, having been in that situation myself, the idea of finishing someone else’s movie is not something I would do on an ethical level.”
Wright informed fans that despite the situation, Lord and Miller are doing fine:
“Phil and Chris were at the premiere [of Baby Driver] last night, they’re very talented guys and they’re going to be fine. Those guys are great, and they’re going to be just fine.”
Wright added that he has not closed the door on potentially working on big franchise film in the future:
“Those movies at their best is when there’s some authorship, whether it’s Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 or Nolan’s Batman movies.”
Would you have been interested in seeing Edgar Wright tackle the Han Solo film or are his talents best put to use on his own creative projects for the time being? Share your thoughts below!
Written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Michael K. Williams and Ian Kenny.
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is currently slated for release on May 25, 2018.
Source: Digital Spy
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