‘Solo 2’: The Sequel May Not Happen But These Characters Should Return

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rogue One: A Star Wars earned greater than $1 billion worldwide. Many assumed Solo: A Star Wars Story would do comparable business. Alas, the second Star Wars standalone installment fell wanting expectations. Writer Lawrence Kasdan blames the studio for mishandling the mission.

Even so, some followers are nonetheless holding out hope for Solo 2. Right now, that’s unlikely to occur. But Solo does characteristic a number of characters who deserve extra time within the highlight. Here’s who we’re hoping to see once more elsewhere within the collection.

Chewbacca at a photocall for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
Chewbacca at a photocall for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ | Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images

Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover)

Not each Star Wars fan loves Solo. But even those that don’t usually agree about Donald Glover’s efficiency. The actor brings such enjoyable power and swagger to younger Lando Calrissian. And he’s a person who has as many tales to inform as Han Solo himself.

Some have speculated that Solo 2 ought to take the type of Lando: A Star Wars Story. And The Rise of Skywalker really leads into the character’s backstory. Just carry again Billy Dee Williams as previous Lando wanting again on his youth, with Glover within the position.

Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke)

Emilia Clarke’s character might have been considerably underwritten in Solo. But there’s much more to Qi’ra than meets the attention. In some methods, she’s an excessive amount of like Han for his or her relationship to work long-term. And the actress deserves the possibility to dig deeper.

Solo additionally ends with Qi’ra taking on for Dryden Voss (Paul Bettany). This will put her in a a lot nearer relationship with the crime syndicate Crimson Dawn. Fans have been loving the seedier aspect of Star Wars on The Mandalorian. And Qi’ra’s journey is the right approach to develop on it.

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Maul (Ray Park and Sam Witwer)

If Lucasfilm does comply with Qi’ra’s story ahead, it’s the right alternative for extra Maul. Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels breathed new life into the character. Now each these exhibits are over. And followers nonetheless haven’t discovered how Maul spent the time in between.

Ray Park and Sam Witwer made an excellent pair of their transient position in Solo. But there’s clearly extra story to inform with Maul. That may imply a big-screen launch, a Disney+ restricted collection, or one other animated present. In any case, his and Qi’ra’s intertwined arcs are one of the best ways ahead.

Enfys Nest (Erin Kellyman)

The prequel trilogy follows the Republic and the Separatists. The unique trilogy focuses on the Empire and the Rebellion. But there’s a complete motion that occurs between these two central conflicts. And Enfys Nest (Erin Kellyman) could possibly be the important thing to opening that up.

As the chief of the Cloud Riders, Enfys represents the rising insurgent power that may sooner or later defeat the Empire. Solo has a lot happening that it barely scratches the floor. But the upcoming Disney+ collection are set between Episode III and Episode IV. Here’s hoping Enfys makes an look.

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L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge)

L3-37 may not be the sort of character who can carry her personal film or collection. But she does current an opposing view to the anti-droid sentiment that carries by way of quite a lot of Star Wars. If Glover returns for a Lando story, it could possibly be set pre-Solo and have everybody’s favourite droid rights activist.

Likewise, Phoebe Waller-Bridge may reprise the position in both of the upcoming Disney+ exhibits. Perhaps younger Lando and L3-37 cross paths with Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) or Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in some unspecified time in the future. We already misplaced Rogue One‘s K-2SO. We’re not prepared to surrender L3-37.

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