Alden Ehrenreich would be interested in reprising the role of young Han Solo, potentially on Star Wars Disney+
Wind the clocks back two years to May 2018, when Disney released its second Star Wars film in a five-month span, an anthology film centered around the adventures of a Young Han Solo, staring up-and-coming actor Alden Ehrenreich.
This film itself offered a fun story with an exciting cast comprised of names such as Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, and showed Han’s start as a smuggler, how he met his best friend Chewbacca and of course, how he won the Millennium Falcon.
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The film overall was received mostly positively by fans, however, performed poorly at the box office, due to a number of factors.
The movie strong competition being released shortly after the blockbusters of Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, as well as fans feeling burnt out on Star Wars following the release of The Last Jedi, which received a very “mixed” reaction from the fanbase.
Many fans were also upset the role of Han had been recast to begin with, a directors change and a series of reshoots while filming the movie, Solo ended up being the lowest box office of all live-action Star Wars films.
The movie performed so far below expectations, Disney decided to scrap its anthology film series, including a Boba Fett spin off, and decided to take a hiatus on producing new Star Wars films following the release of The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. With that, a sequel to Solo remains unlikely.
However, there is a vocal part of the fanbase campaigning for a Solo sequel, with the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen occasionally trending on Twitter and in the past, there were rumblings of a Crimson Dawn Spinoff, revolving around the crime organization Solo’s story was centered around.
In a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Ehrenreich fueled the talks of a Solo sequel, saying it was something he was interested in, but it had to be for the right project. Specifically, when asked if he would be interested in playing Han again in some kind of Disney+ project, Alden said:
"“I would. It would have to be the right version of it. What’s cool and kind of free, in a way, is the real fun of (Han Solo), my favorite part of that character, is something that kicks in at the end of the movie. You know, it’s when he becomes that guy at the end, that’s the guy we love. So getting to that, and kind of going from there is interesting so we’ll see. But I think now they’re being so inventive with how they’re using Star Wars and putting out stories in a different way that maybe I could see some out of the box interesting iteration of it somewhere, we’ll see, who knows?”"
While this is far from confirmation of a sequel, the fact that the title character has come out and said he would be open to reprising the role means that it is still well in the realm of possibility, and in Star Wars, never say never.
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