This shit keeps getting crazier. Due to a rule with the Directors Guild, Lord and Miller could release a "Directors Cut" of the film if they were at least 90% of the way through production.
I know that they only had "a few weeks" of shooting left plus post production so I'm curious to see what, if anything, comes of this. Disney and Lucasfilm are not obligated to distribute for them if they do release something. But they could find another distributor.
Would they do this and if so how risky of a move would it be for their careers? I would see it just from a curiosity stand point.