Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie have spoken to The Hollywood Reporter about their careers and the pressure of stepping onto A Star Wars Story...
The two directors gave enjoyed success after success with 21 and 22 Jump Street(s) scoring them producer roles on further sequels and a lady scentric spin off, a Spider-Man animated project and the first Star Wars movie to (officially) by directed by two directors.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller make a few comments about the next Star Wars stand alone project in the THR article, but of course nothing that indicates where the story might go.
On the expectations since becoming successful:
On the effect signing onto a Star Wars movie has on your bookings:
I'm getting the impression that with a Star Wars movie planned for every year indefinitely, we will see a very specific attitude taken toward the marketing. I'm betting we only see one movie officially marketed at a time, so with The Force Awakens coming next month, we won't see anything about Rogue One until that's comfortably into theatres. The same will likely be true with Episode VIII, although with its release coming just six months after Rogue One, that might be tricky. So don't expect any real Han Solo chatter until May 2017 at the earliest. Feel free to start speculation on the casting etc in the comments below...
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