Solo: A Star Wars Story appears as though it won’t get any sequel for the foreseeable future. Believe me, when the director himself comes out and says it, you know it’s true.
When the Odds Catch Up
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now widely considered to be a cult classic, or at least something close to it. Unfortunately, it completely bombed at the box office despite good reviews. It actually cost Disney around $77 million. This means that the chances of a sequel are unlikely, to say the least. And now, Ron Howard, the guy who directed Solo, confirms that no, there are currently no plans at all for a sequel.
Specifically, Howard’s exact words on the topic are “there’s no sequel planned now”. While it sounds hopeful on Howard’s part, it seems to be a bit of a forlorn hope. The fact that Disney doesn’t even have plans for a sequel suggests that even if Disney suddenly changes its mind, we won’t see a Solo sequel for at least several years. Honestly, we’d be lucky to see this alleged sequel within a decade. By that point, I wonder if anyone would even remember that Han Solo had his own origin story movie? Aside from the Solo fans, of course. Unfortunately, they seem to be a bit few in number.
The lack of plans for a Solo film sequel also likely means you can kiss goodbye to plans for a Solo TV series. While rumors of a promised spinoff series focusing various other characters have been floating around the internet for some time, it seemed really unlikely even then. And now with a film sequel to Solo getting the axe, it’s likely that plans for that supposed series have also been buried. If it’s going to get dug up, it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
Solo: A Star Wars Story isn’t getting a sequel anytime soon, according to Ron Howard himself. Might be better to just head to a new Star Wars series, like that second season of The Mandalorian that’s coming out in October 2020. At the very least, it’s something to tide you over until any Solo news emerges from hyperspace.