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State of the Empire Episode 34: Han Fired First: Lord and Miller Jettisoned from Han Solo

on June 23, 2017, 1:00pm

To keep tabs on the ever-growing pop culture zeitgeist that is Star Wars, we’ve partnered up with Nerdy Show to bring you State of the Empire. Led by Art Director Cap Blackard, the series speculates on the future of the franchise and looks for news in Alderaan places. To catch up on episodes, click here.

There’s been a great disturbance in the Force. As if two bright voices in pop cinema set about making a Han Solo movie and were suddenly silenced.

This week, we received the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from the young Han Solo film with only three weeks left to shoot. Changing creative directions early into a film is one thing, but a firing this late in production is catastrophic and highly unusual.

We discuss this baffling development at length – why it might have happened, what it means for the modern era of Star Wars film making, who to believe, and what Ron Howard being brought in means for the Han Solo film (and Willow!).

We also explore the latest on The Last Jedi including character reveals, rumor confirmations, leaked info from LEGOs, and behind the spolier-proof blast doors we even provide an outline of a sequence from the film.

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Cap’s Op-Ed on the Lord and Miller firing

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Video from the Fawley Power Station Han Solo shoot

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