When Solo: A Star Wars Story landed in theaters in May 2018, it didn’t have the impact other Star Wars movies made, seemingly squandering any hope of developing a sequel, though co-writer Jon Kasdan is still open to returning to the character for a follow-up. One of the biggest reasons he’d love to return is because Alden Ehrenreich was tasked with embodying Solo during a development period in his life, while a sequel would allow him to recreate all the elements of the figure fans have loved for decades. love to embrace more fully. in different mediums.
“The reason for one Only 2 is if there’s a good reason and I’d definitely be game if there was… there were so many great characters we could establish, and to me the strongest case for a Only 2 is the movie was Alden’s journey to own that cloak, and by the end of it I thought he really did, and he didn’t get the fun of just living in it for a movie, so I’d love to see him back’, Kasdan shared ComicBookMovie.com.
Pretty much every time May rolls around, Star Wars fans celebrate the film’s anniversary, with Kasdan pointing out that he also has hopeful and nostalgic reactions to the month, noting, “I’m definitely one of those people, and when that time of year rolls around, I immediately…my imagination goes to all the things we set out to do.”
In the years since the film was released, various reports, rumors and speculation have tried to justify why Solo underperformed financially, ranging from behind-the-scenes issues to the time of year when it opened to fans suffering from Star Wars fatigue. The most likely explanation is that it was a combination of all these factors rather than one overriding setback, which also seems to be the reason Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the only film released since then Solo and it’s completely unknown what cinematic experience might go into production next.
Among The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobiand Star Wars: Andor, Lucasfilm continues to rack up victories in the small screen landscape, prioritizing live action series in the studio. Immediately Star Wars: Lando series on the way, it’s hard to rule out ideas or characters Solo find their way into that project to help serve as one Solo follow up.
Stay tuned for updates on the future of the Star Wars franchise.
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