‘Solo’ star laughs in the face of a potential ‘Star Wars’ return, decides to praise Marvel instead

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Alden Ehrenreich has been capturing the attention of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans after confirming he’s boarded the franchise via a top-secret role in Disney Plus series Ironheart, but it’s Solo: A Star Wars Story co-star Emilia Clarke that’s driven a stake through the heart of the underrated Anthology spinoff’s most ardent supporters.

Despite years of campaigning to see the lowest-grossing live-action entry in the entire sci-fi saga be resurrected for either a feature-length sequel or a Disney Plus series, the realization that Solo is most likely to live on in infamy as a one-and-done box office bomb beset by behind the scenes tragedy is beginning to set in.

Clarke doesn’t seem too bothered by it, though, after essentially laughing off the mere mention of a Star Wars return in an interview with IndieWire, before instantly making it clear that her priorities lie with Disney’s other multi-billion dollar behemoth for the foreseeable future.

“I mean… no. That would be lovely, that would be very nice. I’m genuinely having a wicked time on Marvel, though, they’re absolutely brilliant.”

On the plus side, it sounds as if Clarke will have a major role to play in the Multiverse Saga moving forward, all we need now is for Secret Invasion to come clean and finally confirm a release date so the hype train can pull out of the station for one of the MCU’s most-anticipated streaming exclusives.