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Solo: A Star Wars Story famously underperformed when it came out earlier this year, and as of now, it looks like Lucasfilm has decided to put a hold on any possibilities of a sequel. Writer Jon Kasdan talks about the possibility of a follow-up movie and what it would take for the film to happen.
Kasdan had recently put up a thread on Twitter about Solo, and he had this to say about a possible sequel:
“To be honest, I think the challenge has much more to do with the foreign box office than the U.S. Personally, I think there are great Star Wars movies to be made that don’t need to cost quite so much. Hopefully that will be the trend in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe that trend will allow us, one way or another, to tell more stories with Alden, Joonas, Emilia, and Donald. With those actors and Ron Howard, I would jump at the opportunity.”
If you’ve watched the film, you’ll know that the movie actually ends in a sort of cliffhanger which teases for us the future of Qi’Ra as well as Han and Chewie off to find a job in Tatooine. I have a feeling if the sequel were to happen, it would have given us a more extensive look at the Star Wars crime syndicates, and reveal to us how Han incurred his debt with Jabba the Hutt.
Kasdan himself also teased that the story between Han and Qi’Ra is yet to conclude. Of course we know that Han ends up with Leia eventually, but I think it’s just so fun to watch his chemistry with Qi’Ra that I would want to see how their (possibly tragic) love story is going to end.
If anything, reception for Solo has been overwhelmingly positive. A lot of fans admitted that they liked the film when they got the home release. The reason for the failure of the theatrical release could be pointed at the lack of marketing as well as the release close to films like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.
I’m just crossing my fingers that Lucasfilm finds a way to bring all the characters from Solo back to the big screen soon. The wait for Episode IX is daunting enough already.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital and will hit Blu-Ray on Sept. 25.