Phil Lord and Chris Miller were speaking about their careers at the GLAS Animation Festival this past week, and have revealed the extent to which they will be credited on the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The duo, who were fired from the project last summer after creative differences, having reportedly clashed with producer Kathleen Kennedy, and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, will take an executive producer credit.
They told the GLAS audience that they “were really proud of the many contributions we made to that film.” Going on to confirm that “In light of the creative differences, we elected to take an executive producer credit.”
Lord and Miller have spoken about their Solo experience in the past, always being thoroughly magnanimous about the process and the fall-out, so however much of their original idea remains in Ron Howard’s version, this creative acknowledgment is a fitting end to the story.
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) and Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.