Alden Ehrenreich Has Heard Some ‘Star Wars’ News ‘But Nothing Concrete,’ Could There Be a ‘Solo’ Sequel?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alden Ehrenreich at the premiere for

Star Wars films are occasions all on their very own. Between the entire Skywalker saga and the collection, there’s one thing for everybody. And for those who’re a fan of the scruffy-looking nerf herder, Han Solo, then Solo: A Star Wars Story might need been thrilling for you. While it didn’t try this properly on the field workplace, one other film isn’t completely out of the query for the star, Alden Ehrenreich. 

Alden Ehrenreich at the premiere for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' on June 12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Alden Ehrenreich on the premiere for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ on June 12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan | Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Disney

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‘Solo’ is among the less-remembered ‘Star Wars’ movies

Maybe it was due to its placement, coming proper after the controversial The Last Jedi. Or possibly individuals had been feeling a tiny sprint of Star Wars fatigue. But no matter it was, Solo didn’t carry out very properly. 

It was the primary movie within the franchise that was thought of a “flop.” According to Vanity Fair, the movie dropped 65% of income on the field workplace inside per week of opening day. There wasn’t a ton of fanfare post-release about it, and it’s form of the forgotten Star Wars movie. 

The film targeted on a younger Han Solo and confirmed how he obtained into the smuggling business, the story behind the Millennium Falcon, and his friendship with Lando Calrissian. It additionally confirmed his shut bond with Qi’ra, who ended up turning on him and dealing with Maul and Crimson Dawn.

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Alden Ehrenreich isn’t completely against doing one other movie as Han Solo

While Solo didn’t carry out all that properly, there was nonetheless talks of a sequel taking place. It was reported again in 2018 that Ehrenreich was signed on for extra films. Was it complicit on how properly the film did? It’s unclear. But Ehrenreich isn’t against extra. 

“It depends on what it is… on how it’s done,” he informed Esquire on July 14 about reprising the function of Han Solo. “It depends if it feels innate to the story.”

And when it got here to if he heard something a few sequel, he stated he didn’t know something.

“I mean, you know, I think our movie was kind of the last of the conventional-era Star Wars movie release time.”

However, he did inform the publication that there have been some tidbits he’d heard in regards to the galaxy far, distant. 

“I’ve heard soooome stuff, but nothing concrete.”

A sequel isn’t a majorly in style thought for the creators

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Even although contracts may nonetheless be in impact for some actors or concepts might be floating round, the prospect of a Solo sequel wasn’t interesting to those who labored on the film after its launch. 

In September of 2018, co-writer Jonathan Kasdan spoke on the low possibilities of a sequel for the Han Solo movie. Comicbook.com reported that he tweeted a number of issues in regards to the film, together with a point out of the potential (or lack of potential) for a sequel.

“To be honest, I think the challenge has more to do with the foreign box office than the U.S.,” he wrote. “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 years to come, and maybe, just maybe, that trend will allow us, one way or another, to tell more stories with Alden [Ehrenreich], Joonas [Suotamo], Emilia [Clarke], and Donald [Glover].”

So, issues are really up within the air on this one. But if Disney and Lucasfilm take a look at what’s working for followers, they’ll steer extra within the route of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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