When Solo was released in May of 2018, it was the first Star Wars movie to ever be considered a flop at the box office. This is, of course, only compared to other Star Wars films which have done significantly better at the box office than Solo.
Despite the film’s divisive reception, its ending laid the groundwork for a possible sequel. Han Solo and Chewbacca raced off to look for work with Jabba the Hutt and Q’ira was en route to meet with Crimson Dawn leader and former Sith Lord, Maul.
One thing that set Solo apart from the rest of the Star Wars films is that it was perhaps the funniest Star Wars movie. While all Star Wars movies have elements of comedy in them, it is usually not the predominant tone in the film in that way it was with Solo.
Waititi’s style of directing would fit perfectly into the continuing story of Han Solo. Seeing the young pilot’s transition into a smuggler for the Hutts would be an exciting and hilarious adventure and would most likely leave a better legacy for Solo .
Although this outcome is unlikely to happen, a Solo sequel directed by someone with a comedic reputation like Waititi would likely be a home run among fans and critics alike.