Solo: A Star Wars Story may have been positively received from critics and audiences alike, but the Star Wars spin-off became the lowest-grossing entry in the entire franchise by earning just $392.9 million at the worldwide box office – meaning any chances of a sequel seemed unlikely.
Now, in a recent tweet by the film’s co-writer Jon Kasdan has revealed that, even with the recent release of the Disney+ streaming service, the chances of Lucasfilm pursuing a sequel remain low, saying it would be a tough pitch and the Star Wars slate is currently packed.
“Don’t think anyone’s pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment,” Kasdan shared on Twitter. “I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the [Disney+] Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I’m lookin’ forward to. My work on [Indiana Jones] is long over but I’m excited there’s forward movement!”
Don't think anyone's pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I'm lookin forward to. My work on Indy is long over but I'm excited there's forward movement!
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) March 30, 2020
Although The Skywalker Saga is finished, Lucasfilm has already confirmed the studio is currently working on the second season of The Mandalorian, a prequel series based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Cassian Andor, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series set between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope with Ewan McGregor returning to the role, while there are rumours about a potential Ahsoka Tano series starring Rosario Dawson. This doesn’t mean a sequel couldn’t happen eventually, but the studio is stacked with upcoming projects to seemingly consider moving forward with a follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story right now.
What do you make of Jon Kasdan’s comments? Do you think a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story could happen? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @flickeringmyth…
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos.