Han solo: he is tied to contractual constraints, the real reason for the dismissal of Lord and Miller?
Behind the dismissal of two ex-directors of the spin-off Han solo, there would also be reasons of a contractual nature, due to the state of progress of the shoot
When in June last, Kathleen Kennedy dismissed in the trunk of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the two directors up to that moment behind the camera of Han solo: Star Wars Story, replacing them shortly thereafter with Ron Howard, after the first moments of amazement and embarrassment, he went almost immediately to the search of the reasons that had led the director-general of Lucasfilm to take this sudden decision.
Creative differences with the writers and a cut a little too comical that the two filmmakers were making the film were indicated as the main reasons that had led to the break up with the production that she hastened to replace the two young film-makers.
Now, however, seem to emerge new details about the cause of the dismissal, the reasons that would be referable to some contractual constraints towards the DGA (Directors Guild of America), a kind of union of the filmmakers of Hollywood, the major must meet in order to protect the freedom and rights of the creative directors.
These particular clauses require that, if the shootings have exceeded a certain percentage than the expected ones, then the name of the director should appear in the credits of the film (and, obviously, with the benefits of economic and copyrights that result from them), even if the latter is replaced.
Lucasfilm would then suddenly fired with Lord and Miller, not only for the further creative differences, but also to “protect” and to avoid the terms of the DGA, as there would have been enough time to “re-line” the two directors, with the risk, if the situation were not improved, nevertheless be forced to sack them beyond, with the production while still being contractually bound in respect of them.
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