Chris Miller, one half of the directing duo, alongside Phil Lord, that was recently fired from the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story spinoff, has returned to Twitter following a brief abscence. It was announced last week that the duo would be exiting the project, with official confirmation from Lord & Miller’s representation, as well as an official statement from Lucasfilm. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of speculation and reports of what actually went on behind the scenes, all leading up to the announcement that Ron Howard would be stepping in to finish up the film, which only had three weeks left of principal photography, as well as several additional weeks of scheduled reshoots.
Upon returning to Twitter, Chris Miller tweeted out the following, quoting a line from the famous smuggler himself in the original 1977 Star Wars film that we now refer to as A New Hope:
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) June 27, 2017
Miller’s tweet could hint at “a new hope” for the directing pair in the near future. We already know that Lord & MIller have reportedly met with Warner Bros. about returning to The Flash film, which they were originally attached to before jumping off to do Han Solo. Perhaps this tweet could possibly mean there has been some development in that regard. Phil Lord has still remained silent on social media.
The “Situation Normal” tweet was actually the second tweet from the director today, following one in which Miller praised the new Edgar Wright film Baby Driver (check out my review here). Earlier this week, Wright revealed in an interview with Uproxx that Lord & Miller actually attended the London premiere of Baby Driver the day after it was announced that they would be stepping away. When asked if he saw any parallels between what happened with him and the Ant-Man situation at Marvel, and what Lord & Miller have experienced with Han Solo, this is what the director said:
“I cannot and will not comment, because I am very friendly with Phil and Chris. I also know Ron and Kathy [Kathleen Kennedy] and I’m good friends with all of them. So I’m not going to comment. Although, I will say that Phil and Chris, which is very sweet, the day after that announcement, they came out to the London premiere of Baby Driver. I said, ‘You guys should come out and it would be a fun time,’ and it was nice to see them. But they are very talented and they will be fine.”
Here’s Miller’s Baby Driver tweet:
Pop the e-brake and peel out to see @edgarwright's BABY DRIVER tomorrow– it's fun, clever, & original.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) June 27, 2017
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story spinoff film will now be directed by Ron Howard and will star Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Michael K. Williams, Ian Kenny and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
The Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is still set to open in theaters on May 25, 2018.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!