News: Lord & Miller Director's Cut of Han Solo A Possibility Due To DGA Guidelines

First off, did anyone ever ask for a Han Solo spinoff? Secondly, would a comedic take on the galaxy's best smuggler really have flown with hardcore fans of Star Wars? Probably not. However, due to a loophole in the Director's Guild rulebook, Lord & Miller may still be entitled to a director's cut of the film. While it will likely never see the light of day in the the theater, the pair may have the chance of a release in the eventual blu-ray packaging or streaming version. 

After the duo went off script and tried to repackage Han Solo as a straight comedy, Kathleen Kennedy decided that it was time to release the two from the project. With over 90 percent of the movie already on film, they might still be allowed their own cut and their names will remain as the directors of the project. 

The DGA rulebook states that:

'A director who is replaced after directing ninety percent (90 percent) but less than one hundred percent (100 percent) of the scheduled principal photography of any motion picture shall be the Director of the film entitled to all the post-production creative rights set forth.'

This means that Lord & Miller could legally force (no pun intended) Disney and Lucasfilm to give them a chance at their own cut of the feature. Personally, I don't think it would ever go that far. With two such powerhouse production houses, they will find a legal loophole to release themselves from any such thing or will throw tons of money at the creative pairing to just make them go away silently. No matter what, Han Solo is in trouble.