Movies of the Future: Movie Talk
Ever since Lucasfilm fired directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller, there have been conflicting reports as to who's to blame. At first I thought Kathleen Kennedy had mad a terrible mistake letting go Lord & Miller, but going off new reports I don't think so. Like everyone I was angry when this news broke. We heard Kennedy fired Lord & Miller because she wasn't happy with their direction. But because 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie are awesome, so we thought she was crazy. Then we heard veteran Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (who wrote this film) wasn't impressed with Lord & Miller either as they were being to comedic. Now a new report states the movie's star Alden Ehrenreich raised his concerns about Lord & Miller's direction with the film and the character of Han Solo, with Kennedy. Apparently Lord & Miller were very laid back and heavily encouraged the actors to improvise a lot of scenes. Some of these scenes were crucial moments in the plot, therefore conflicting the tone of the movie, and who Han Solo is a character apparently. This recently became event to Kennedy, therefore forcing her to remove Lord & Miller. While what the directing duo did isn't wrong at all, that's the kind of directing style for a movie like 21 Jump Street, not 'Han Solo'. I know Lord & Miller are fantastic directors, but by the sounds of it and according to Ehrenreich, Han Solo was becoming more like quote "Ace Ventura". Now Ron Howard is at the helm and I think this is for the better. Howard stated on Twitter he will honour the work done by Lord & Miller, but with five weeks of reshoots planned, he'll be able to do his own stuff too. Overall in the end, Howard from my understanding will keep the somewhat comedic tone to 'Han Solo', but will properly deliver on Kasdan's original script. I've never been hyped for this movie but I think people are wrongfully misunderstanding the different parties in this situation.