Date: 21st June 2017

Han Solo: Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leave mid-production.

The forthcoming Han Solo film has lost both of its directors mid-production.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller said their departure was down to "creative differences" with producers.

The announcement on the official Star Wars website came after months of conflict between the pair and Kathleen Kennedy - the president of Lucasfilm and a producer on the movie.

Kennedy said the duo were "talented filmmakers" but had "different creative visions" to the Lucasfilm team.

She added a new director for the currently untitled film will be announced soon. The movie is scheduled for release on 25 May 2018.

Lord and Miller have previously directed The Lego Movie, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street.

Source: Press Release