While there have been numerous rumours lately regarding a possible continuation of Solo: A Star Wars Story on the Disney+ streaming service, director Ron Howard has confirmed there are no plans for a sequel movie.
During an interview on SiriusXM (via ComicBook), Howard revealed that while there is no sequel planned at Lucasfilm, he was happy to be part of a project that was a sleeper hit with the fans.
“Well, there’s no sequel planned now and it’s amazing to be a part of a Star Wars movie that seems to be a kind of underground hit, which is not what you’d expect, but that’s been an odd, strange journey for that movie,” Howard said.
This update may not come as a surprise to fans as Solo: A Star Wars Story was the lowest-grossing entry in the entire franchise by earning just $392.9 million at the worldwide box office despite being positively received from critics and audiences alike.
Although the future of the Solo origin story is currently unknown on the big screen, star Alden Ehrenreich has stated he would be interested in reprising the role of Han Solo in the future and there has been rumours and speculations that Lando Calrissian might be getting his own show with Donald Glover reprising the role.
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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 features 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.