Phil Lord and Chris Miller elected to receive executive producer credits on “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” after the duo exited mid-production as directors of the film last year.
“We were really proud of the many contributions we made to that film,” Miller said while speaking at the third annual GLAS Animation Festival Friday in Berkeley, California, on Friday. “In light of the creative differences, we elected to take an executive producer credit.”
Just two days after Lord and Miller unceremoniously departed from “Solo,” famed Hollywood veteran Ron Howard was brought in by Lucasfilm to complete the film.
“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew,” Lord and Miller said at the time.
“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
“The Lego Movie” directors handled the majority of the film from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon Kasdan.
It opens May 25.