It has been two years since Lucasfilm released Solo: A Star Wars Story, and despite all the behind the scenes drama, the studio managed to put out a surprisingly good Star Wars film.
Sadly, the film wasn’t a box office hit it was expected to be, marking the first financial failure for Star Wars on the big screen. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from calling for a sequel across social media, sparking the #MakeSolo2Happen hashtag a global trending topic, which was started by John Hoey of StarWarsNewsNet.com.
Lucasfilm and Disney have made no mentions of continuing on with a sequel to Solo, despite numerous rumors regarding key characters from the film appearing in spinoffs for Disney+.
There has been no word of Ehrenreich’s future as Han Solo, but the actor recently spoke with Esquire to share why he took a break from working after Solo:
“It was basically a three-year experience from pre-production to the release of the movie … And I just wanted to be a person, connect with people in my life, spend time, and develop as a person outside of those worlds. And then you never know.”
In regards to returning to the role of Han Solo:
“It depends on what it is. It depends on how it’s done. It depends if it feels innate to the story.”
If a sequel is really a possibility:
“No, I don’t know anything about that. I mean, you know, I think our movie was kind of the last of the conventional-era Star Wars movie release time, I’ve heard soooome stuff, but nothing concrete.”
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han, with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is playing Han’s mentor, a man by the name of Beckett, while Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also star.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available to stream on Disney+.