Though the film had underperformed in the box office, reception for Solo: A Star Wars Story was generally good, and fans had wanted to #MakeSolo2Happen for a while. Co-writer Jon Kasdan is one of the people who would want Han’s story to continue, but unfortunately, it looks like Lucasfilm has no current plans to bring Solo back to life.
When asked about the status of the Solo sequel, Kasdan explained:
Don't think anyone's pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I'm lookin forward to. My work on Indy is long over but I'm excited there's forward movement!
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) March 30, 2020
We don’t know what other Disney+ shows are in the works, but we do know that an Obi-Wan series as well as a Cassian Andor show is in the works. Add to that there are rumors that Lucasfilm wants to make a live-action Ahsoka show, and we also have to consider how long The Mandalorian is going to run for.
With no plans for Solo down the line, this is certainly coming out as a bummer for fans. Then again, maybe Lucasfilm will reconsider what to work on once they get the Star Wars ball rolling again in 2022. Personally I would love to see what Rian Johnson would bring to the table if he was given his own trilogy to manage. After the disaster with The Rise of Skywalker, I think it’s best that Lucasfilm just go with their gut rather than attempt to cater to every angry fanboy.
In the meantime, I don’t see the harm in continuing the campaign to #MakeSolo2Happen. I thought the movie was pretty solid, and it’s just a waste if we don’t get to see the wonderful cast make a return.
For now, The Mandalorian 2 is set to hit Disney+ this October.