Ron Howard Says The Fans Will Determine if SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Will Get Any Sequels
As of right now, there are no plans set in stone for more than one Solo: A Star Wars Story film to be made. It was rumored about a year ago that Lucasfilm was planning a trilogy and actor Alden Ehrenreich does have a contract to appear in two more films, but again, as of right now Lucasfilm isn't developing any sequels. However, according to director Ron Howard, if Solo does well at the box office and the fan response is good, we may see some sequels happen!
While talking to Fandango, the director was asked about the potential sequels and this is what he said:
"I think the fans are going to define all of that. I mean I think that Lucasfilm and Disney in casting actors, and particularly younger actors, want to see what happens and build upon that. Certainly, they want the commitment from the young actors, but there are no concrete plans. I think there's been a lot of creative energy and now marketing energy going behind this movie.
"I think these are exactly what they're meant to be, or what they're designed to be. They're single movies exploring the galaxy; but of course, as a company, I think they're going to be very interested to see how people respond to it and take it from there. This whole thing is kind of a cool, ambitious exploration of what the galaxy and the Star Wars sensibility can continue to mean to fans."
It looks like the upcoming Solo film will be a success. Right now the pre-ticket sales for the film are double what Black Panther's were, and we all know how that turned out. If this Solo film actually turns out to be good, you know that all the hype is going to propel it into another money-making machine. But if it turns out bad, then it will have the complete opposite effect.
Personally, I hope the movie does succeed! And if it does, I hope that Lucasfilm decides that the sequel will be Lando: A Star Wars Story, because I would love to see Lando get his own movie with Donald Glover in the lead role! There's such a great backstory there to play with that doesn't even involve Han, so that would be super fun to see. Hopefully Glover has a multi-film deal with Lucasfilm!
What do you think? If the movie is a success would you like to see a sequel?