It’s already been well over a year since Solo: A Star Wars Story blasted into theaters and still, it’s left a bitter taste in the mouths of millions of fans around the world.
The film, having failed to bring in even $400 million at the box office and receiving lukewarm reviews (its Rotten Tomatoes score came out to a 70%, and our own Matt Donato handed it 3/5 stars), was rightfully dubbed a flop, at least by Star Wars standards. But perhaps the most damning consequence of its poor performance was the sudden cessation of any and all standalone Anthology movies.
Many, including series star Mark Hamill, perceived Solo to be one of the leading causes behind “Star Wars fatigue,” but it seems not everyone agrees with him. In recent months, a small movement has arisen on the internet and using the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen, they’ve begun demanding a sequel. It seems their numbers grow larger by the day, too, and now, we can count Solo composer John Powell among them. At least, if his recent Instagram post below is anything to go by.
Though this #MakeSolo2Happen campaign is unlikely to actually achieve its goal – though who knows? – director Ron Howard has already said he’d be down to do a follow-up. And perhaps he’ll get the chance to, but only via a different medium.
You see, we’ve heard reports that Lucasfilm’s plans for the Solo: A Star Wars Story franchise include some TV projects for the Disney Plus streaming service. For instance, Darth Maul is said to be playing a role in an Obi-Wan Kenobi show, which itself has been called a sort-of sequel to Solo.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see where the film’s characters and storylines go from here, but tell us, would you be interested in watching a follow-up? Or was one movie featuring young Han enough for you? Have your say in the usual place below.