Chris Miller and Phil Lord discuss their unceremonious exit from the Han Solo movie

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Getting fired is no fun, but for former Han Solo movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the glass is half full.

The pair were unceremoniously removed from Solo: A Star Wars Story in June, three weeks before filming was due to be finished. A statement at the time cited “creative differences” as the reason for their departure.

Miller and Lord discussed the exit at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, during a panel for their MTV series Clone High. 

Lord generously described the experience of shooting the film as “wonderful,” and both were rather kind-hearted about the unfortunate turn of events. Read more…

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