We were all more than a little surprised last summer when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the Han Solo movie they had been working on for months. It was a surprising situation and no one really knew how to react to it. Now that we’re finally seeing footage people are wondering just how much was reshot and how much of Lord and Miller’s original vision was going to be left. According to Variety we know what kind of credit the duo is going to get.
“We were really proud of the many contributions we made to that film,” Miller told the audience. “In light of the creative differences, we elected to take an executive producer credit.”
So it sounds like Ron Howard will be getting a sole directing credit. For someone to receive a credit they need to work on a certain percentage of the film. For example on Justice League Joss Whedon got a writing credit but not a directing credit. Lord and Miller not receiving a directing credit means what a lot of have thought for months; Howard reshot almost the entire movie. This is probably the better way to go about it because otherwise the movie would be uneven in terms of tone.
Summary: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, stars Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Thandie Newton. It will be released May 25th.