Solo: A Star Wars Story Writer Isn’t Holding His Breath For A Sequel


Financially speaking, things didn’t work out too well for Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Han Solo’s first standalone movie reportedly losing Disney upwards of $50 million dollars. As the first major box office disappointment of the cinematic saga, it seems like the studio doesn’t have much incentive to green light a sequel to the Alden Ehrenreich-led film, but Jonathan Kasdan would certainly be open to making one.

Speaking on Twitter, Kasdan reflected on the underwhelming figures of the Star Wars spinoff, while still holding out a little hope that he may one day be able to give these characters another chance.

“To be honest, I think the challenge has much more to do with the foreign box office than the U.S. Personally, I think there are great Star Wars movies to be made that don’t need to cost quite so much. Hopefully that will be the trend in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe that trend will allow us, one way or another, to tell more stories with Alden, Joonas, Emilia, and Donald. With those actors and Ron Howard, I would jump at the opportunity.”

The writer goes on to stress that this is a bit of a long shot, but then again, Han was never one for considering the odds.

“Given the way Hollywood, and the culture at large, seem to run from anything labeled a disappointment, the odds seem like they’re against it happening anytime soon. But, I suppose, Han wouldn’t have it any other way.”

While Solo’s disappointing returns remain a little confusing to some of its cast, the film was plagued with production difficulties, most notably the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the project. Nonetheless, after Ron Howard took over the picture, the eventual movie was released to mostly amiable reviews, and the film clearly sowed the seeds for further stories with its last-minute Maul reveal.

While a direct sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story seems unlikely for the time being, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine that some of these characters will work their way into future franchise installments. The upcoming Boba Fett movie, perhaps?