If you’ve been hoping for some form of continuation to Solo: A Star Wars Story, it seems things aren’t looking too good.
Thanks to a change in directors and various other issues, Solo ended up with a budget of $275M. That may have been acceptable if it has grossed a billion dollars globally, but it only brought in $393M. This has left fans fighting for some form of follow-up – be that a second film or a series on Disney Plus – but it seems the chances are quickly fading.
A fan asked Joe Kasdan, one of the writers of Solo, if he had any updates on a Solo 2. Sadly, he replied, “Don’t think anyone’s pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I’m lookin forward to.”
Don't think anyone's pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I'm lookin forward to. My work on Indy is long over but I'm excited there's forward movement!
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) March 30, 2020
Luckily, with Star Wars, it’s easy enough to do a sequel in either novel or comic book form. Seeing as the original film ended with some dangling plot lines, it would be nice to see it wrapped up at some point in whatever form they choose.
The future of Star Wars is definitely up in the air for the moment, and it feels as though we’re definitely at a bit of a reset point with the film arm of things.