Phil Lord and Chris Miller, best known for their work on the hit animated film The Lego Movie, and the rebooted 21 Jump Street franchise, exited their roles as co-directors of Solo: A Star Wars Story in June of last year citing "creative differences." While they departed the project, the pair will be receiving a credit for their work on the film.
According to Variety, Lord and Miller revealed they will be receiving a executive producer credits on the Han Solo anthology film while speaking at the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, California. "We were really proud of the many contributions we made to that film," they said. "In light of the creative differences, we elected to take an executive producer credit."
Lord and Miller announced their departure from the film after months of speculation of conflict between them and Lucasfilm. The directorial pair's exit came at a time when the film was about 80% complete, according to actor Michael K. Williams, whose role was reassigned to Paul Bettany due to scheduling conflicts with director Ron Howard's reshoots.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film hits theaters on May 25.