The Directors

Oh man, once upon a time this was an easy section to discuss. Originally, the director's chair was handed to a pair of accomplished directors. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, fresh off success turning, we'll go with unique concepts, into box office hits, like 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, were given control of the film. It was an exciting idea for a lot of people as it gave a distinct indication that LucasFilm was looking for fresh takes and new ideas. However, it appears that what the pair were doing wasn't quite what the studio was expecting. In June of 2017, the pair was unceremoniously fired from the film during shooting and with only a few weeks of filming set to take place.

While specifics are being kept under wraps, the word is that the pair were allowing too much improvisation on their set and that upset both the studio and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. In addition, it sounds like production was moving slower than the studio wanted. Following the removal of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ron Howard was announced to replace them.

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