Jon Kasdan, who co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story, has revealed that it’s unlikely the spinoff movie will receive a sequel.
“To be honest, I think the challenge has much more to do with the foreign box office than the U.S.,” Kasdan wrote of a potential sequel to Solo in a series of tweets commemorating the film’s digital release. “Personally, I think there are great Star Wars movies to be made that don’t need to cost quite so much. Hopefully that will be the trend in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe that trend will allow us, one way or another, to tell more stories with Alden, Joonas, Emila and Donald. With those actors and RH, I would jump at the opportunity. Given the way Hollywood, and the culture at large, seem to run from anything labeled a disappointment, the odds seem like they’re against it happening anytime soon. But, I suppose, Han wouldn’t have it any other way.”
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— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) September 14, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story follows the adventures of young Han Solo. The film is currently the least successful in the Star Wars franchise. Despite having earned almost $393 million worldwide, the spinoff movie, which also received a mixed critical reception, may have still lost Disney over $50 million.
Alden Ehrenreich, the actor who plays Solo in the film, is signed on for three films with Disney, which means he could still return to the role in some capacity in other spinoff films set during that time period.
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Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson. The latest Star Wars spinoff film is out on digital HD/UHD now with a Blu-ray release scheduled for September 25.