More 'Han Solo' drama: Lucasfilm not 'satisfied' with Alden Ehrenreich


Hiring out of the box directors is a great way to bring fresh ideas and vision to the Star Wars universe, and it was cool to see the franchise being passed to new hands. Eventually, however, Kennedy sent Kasdan to work with the pair on set, just as Tony Gilroy had done with Gareth Edwards during the extensive Rogue One reshoots. The two were soon after replaced by Ron Howard. More on the story below.

The report goes on to say that Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan reviewed the movie's "dailies" remotely and they were both unhappy with how things were progressing.

Rising star Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo, while Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian, made famous in George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy by actor Billy Dee Williams.

[Lord and Miller] were in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon but didn't start shooting until 1 p.m. The Hollywood Reporter has a new story detailing some of the "deep fundamental philosophical differences". Filmmakers chose to re-cast the lead role in Back To the Future.

Lord and Miller were said to have relied too heavily on the improvisational style of acting they were known for in their previous work.

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“You have to make decisions much earlier than what theyre used to, ” one of these sources say. He wanted the written word of the script to be what was shot, and so Lord/Miller would do that while also improvising with their actors in other takes.

Disney and Lucasfilm have a lot at stake with the Han Solo movie, but so far, the way things have been managed are concerning. The performance is even being compared to Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura. Before the directing duo's disagreements with producers hit the boiling point, Lucasfilm fired editor Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire) and replaced him with Pietro Scalia (Black Hawk Down). But that didn't help the situation. This was the straw the broke the camel's back apparently, and Kennedy was forced to make the hard decision to let them go. The next day, when the crew was told that Ron Howard would take over as director, sources say they broke into applause.

Now there are some gossipy news going on here as well. Likewise, sources speaking to THR claim Miller and Lord were beginning to feel like encroaching pressure from Kennedy and Kasdan was stifling their creative freedom during the production process.

It's still up in the air if Lord and Miller will retain a directors' credit on the project, considering they shot nearly five months worth of footage.