All the hassle it took to carry Solo: A Star Wars Story to the large display actually doesn’t appear to have been price it in the long term. After authentic administrators Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had been fired following disagreements with Kathleen Kennedy, which has since turned out to be par for the course on the franchise, Ron Howard stepped in with simply weeks left of taking pictures in an try and salvage the sci-fi blockbuster.
Nevertheless, when Solo lastly hit theaters, it landed with a thud, changing into the lowest-grossing live-action Star Wars film in historical past after failing to even crack $400 million on the international field workplace, which successfully introduced an finish to Lucasfilm’s experiment of alternating the principle saga with anthology films to ship a brand new installment within the franchise yearly. Since then, although, Solo has discovered one thing of a second life as a fan favourite, and there’ve even been a number of on-line campaigns mounted within the hopes of elevating curiosity for a sequel.
It appeared unlikely that Disney can be prepared to threat one other monetary hit on a sequel to one thing that didn’t make them any cash within the first place, however there have been additionally hopes that both the story or a few of the supporting characters might nonetheless play a giant function on Disney Plus, with many speculating that the way forward for Star Wars lay on the small display after the divisive reactions to each The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.
Sadly, although, in a current alternate with a fan on Twitter, Solo co-writer Jon Kasdan dashed any hopes for persevering with the adventures of Alden Ehrenreich’s youthful tackle the sci-fi icon, admitting that the studio can be unlikely to point out any curiosity in following up a infamous field workplace failure.
Do not assume anybody’s pursuing a Solo sequel in the mean time @KenobiJj I believe a function, at this level, can be a tricky promote & the D+ Star Wars slate is basically…fairly packed, all exhibits I am lookin ahead to. My work on Indy is lengthy over however I am excited there’s ahead motion!
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) March 30, 2020
The Mandalorian appears to be the main focus for the Star Wars franchise for now, regardless that launch dates for films have already been staked out within the coming years, and with a raft of recent characters and spinoffs reported to be coming from Jon Favreau’s creation within the subsequent couple of years, a Solo sequel is probably going in direction of the underside of each Disney and Lucasfilm’s record of priorities proper now.