Although there were numerous rumours earlier this year regarding a possible continuation of Solo: A Star Wars Story on the Disney+ streaming service, director Ron Howard has once again reiterated that there are no plans for a sequel movie.
During an appearance on the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast, Howard reiterated that Disney and Lucasfilm are not moving forward with anything related to Solo: A Star Wars Story, but he believes the fan support is a promising sign for the future.
“No rumblings, though, and this is not a spoiler or anything, but I think there is interest in those characters,” Howard said. “I think there’s interest in the gangster world somewhere down the line. But I can assure you there is nothing being developed right now for a movie or Disney+. But, one great thing is there has been a lot of affection shown for Solo, and so of course that keeps boding well for them to eventually turn it around.”
This isn’t the first time Howard has confirmed that Disney and Lucasfilm are not moving forward with a follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story, which won’t come as a surprise as the film 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.