The odds of Solo getting a sequel seem low – but there are ways it could happen. If possible, should Solo get a sequel?
We’re not sure if Solo: A Star Wars Story will get a sequel even though the movie was set up for more stories to be told. Han and Chewbacca flew off into the sunset on their way to Tatooine before the ending credit popped up.
Stories that could be told include Han Solo and Chewbacca’s time with the Hutts, perhaps another run-in with Crimson Dawn, and Solo and Qi’Ra’s wrap up to their relationship – and all the stories in-between.
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Though the odds of another Solo movie are a bit low even though star Alden Ehrenreich has said his contract is for three total movies. That doesn’t guarantee another three movies, just that Ehrenreich will be in them if they get created.
Solo co-writer Jon Kasdan recently wrote on Twitter on the likelihood of there being a sequel – and it didn’t sound promising.
"“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, Emila and Donald. With those actors and RH, I would jump at the opportunity. 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.”"
But it seems there could be a way by making a movie with a lower budget. According to reports, Solo had a $300 million budget, and grossed $392 million worldwide including $213 million in the U.S. So while technically it made money, it didn’t really make a lot of money. And that international box office was definitely a bit rough.
As of right now, any movie not named Star Wars: Episode IX is not a focus for Lucasfilm. Anthology movies are reportedly put on hold, and there are three television series coming soon with Star Wars: Resistance, Star Wars: The Clone Wars seventh season, and a Jon Favreau live action series.
While the odds are low for Solo getting a sequel the question is, should it?
There are plenty of stories to tell in the Star Wars universe, from early in the saga to tales about characters we’ve never met before. I agree with Kasdan that movies could certainly be made if budgets were brought down a bit, which includes not needing an A-list celeb in the films – just good storytelling.
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