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Is Solo: A Star Wars Story failing because we never really wanted it in the first place?
Star Wars: Episode IX will be a great barometer if Solo’ A Star Wars Story’s failure at the Box office is merely Franchise fatigue. Perhaps it also has to do with making a film the fanbase wasn’t clamoring to see in the first place. It could for have failed due to the reasoning behind a great Patton Oswald rant:
"“I don’t give a s#@% where the stuff I love comes from! I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE!”"
The fanbase wasn’t necessarily looking for a Han Solo origins story. And for a character as beloved as Han Solo is, the fear that origin movie could take away from the character we all know and love was genuine.
The shame of it all is that’s Solo: A Star Wars Story has been the one movies from the new regime to capture the spirit of the original trilogy truly. It’s a fun actioned romp that pays a great deal of homage to Star Wars Legends (formerly the Expanded Universe).
Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover are excellent as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, and we finally got to see the mighty Chewbacca in all his glory. One can only hope that fans come around once Solo: A Star Wars Story is released for home video.