2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is the unlucky Star Wars movie. It’s not actually a bad movie. It’s completely unnecessary and the prequel nobody asked for, but it is still a better movie than all three of the sequel movies and at least half of the Star Wars television output.

Solo

Solo became the first ever Star Wars movie to make a loss. It still grabbed $393.2 million worldwide, but the budget was $275-300 million as the project had a compete re-work half-way through production when Phil Lord and Chris Miller became the latest Star Wars directors to walk away from Lucasfilm. Ron Howard came in as a safe pair of hands.

The movie also had the misfortune of being released just five months after The Last Jedi turned off Star Wars fandom entirely, while coming out around Avengers: Infinity War.

Writer/executive producer Jon Kasdan, son of Lawrence (Raiders, Empire) is out doing the rounds for the Willow revival for Disney+ that lands on Wednesday. As part of these various interviews he is inevitably asked about Solo, which he co-wrote with his father.

ComicBook.Com published an interview where he had this to say about a potential sequel:

“The reason for a Solo 2 is if there’s a great reason, and certainly, I’d be game if there was… there were so many great characters we were able to establish, and for me, the strongest argument for a Solo 2 is the movie was Alden [Ehrenrich]’s journey to owning that mantle, and by the end of it, I thought he really did, and he didn’t get the fun of getting just to inhabit it for a movie, so I’d love to see him back.”

There is a movement online to get a sequel off the ground, taking their lead from the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut activity. With Star Wars struggling to get any cinematic entries off the ground, any follow up would seem unlikely.

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