Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the two directors in charge of the Han Solo-centered Star Wars Anthology film currently in production, have been fired by Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The pair were clashing with long-time Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, according to the report, and Kennedy sided with Kasdan.  Kasdan had very specific ideas about the Han Solo character, formed over his decades of involvement with Star Wars, feeling that he should be portrayed as sarcastic and selfish while Lord and Miller wanted a more lighthearted tone.

Principal photography began in February (see "Principal Photography Begins on New 'Star Wars' Film"), but production is currently shut down while the studio plots a path forward.  Ron Howard and Joe Johnston (Rocketeer) are two names currently under consideration.

The film is currently scheduled for release May 25, 2018 (see “Best in Shows – Q2 2018”).