Solo: A Star Wars Story Scribe Wonders If It Would’ve Done Better In December


Even if you enjoyed it – which many people actually did – it’s hard to deny that Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first flop of Disney’s era of Star Wars. Thanks to general fan disinterest in a Han Solo origins tale, and the horrible publicity it received due to the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the Alden Ehrenreich-starring spinoff failed to make a splash at the box office and may have even halted all of Lucasfilm’s plans to make more Anthology movies.

Clearly, then, it’s safe to say that there won’t be a Solo 2 anytime soon. Which is kind of sad, actually, as the film really wasn’t that bad and teased what could’ve been an exciting second outing, featuring Han meeting Jabba on Tatooine and Qi’Ra working for Darth Maul on Dathomir. But alas, it seems that it just wasn’t meant to be.

Perhaps things would’ve turned out differently, though, if Solo had released this week. Unlike The Force AwakensRogue One and The Last Jedi, the Anthology pic dropped in May and many felt that if Disney had perhaps waited until December like the other three films, it may have performed better. And among those people is co-writer Jon Kasdan, who Tweeted the following this week:

Hard not to wonder how Solo might’ve faired if it had come out tonight.

Frankly, it probably wouldn’t have made a huge difference if the studio waited until this month to release Solo, as most of its troubles stemmed from a very rough production and some significant creative clashes behind the scenes. But a little more time in the oven definitely wouldn’t have hurt and perhaps the pic would have performed slightly better.

In any case, though Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard has previously preached the sequel potential of his film, it unfortunately doesn’t look like he’ll get the chance to follow through on his ideas for Han and Chewie’s next adventure anytime soon.

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