Solo: A Star Wars Story has yet to be released in theaters, but having already seen the movie myself, I really do hope that we get to see a sequel. I loved the first movie and my review of it will be posted on the site later on today.
It’s already been reported that Lucasfilm was planning a trilogy and actor Alden Ehrenreich did sign up for three films. However, the fate of any future Solo films rests on how successful the first movie is. If the movie is a box office success, then you can bet that Lucasfilm and Disney will make another one.
During a recent interview with ScreenRant, director Ron Howard shared his thoughts on a potential sequel saying:
“Well, there are so many possibilities and, you know, it’s kind of one of those things where we’re sitting around, waiting for those shots. Although, with [director of photography] Bradford Young, there’s not a lot of time. He moves fast. He’s an indie guy. And, so we were able to make this movie at a pace but, once he began to see the possibilities for scenes and ideas. So, I don’t have a big vision as to where the plot would go, even though ultimately we know where he’s headed and it would be intriguing to navigate him there.”
He goes on to talk about how the first film provides answers to questions that fans have about the character, and explains that he is hoping to provide more answers in unexpected ways in any sequels that get made:
I think what I like so much about this script was that it answered a lot of questions that a fan would have about young Han. You know, what are some of the events or relationships that might have shaped the iconic version that we know from later movies, but he does it in ways that make sense. They are satisfying but surprising. So, I think that ought to be the litmus test for anything going forward, which is can you head in a direction that feels right and authentic and do it in a surprising way.
I would love to see the adventures of young Han Solo continue in a new sequel! Especially with how this first movie comes to an end. It was just such a fun movie! I really hope that audiences like it and that it blows up at the box office so that we get to see the story and characters progress!