A proposed sequel for Solo: A Star Wars Story has to be one of the most anticipated Star Wars films in existence. Mostly due to the film having attained cult status. Unfortunately, it looks like we’re not going to get that sequel for a very, very long while. Not if Lucasfilm (and by extension Disney) has anything to say about it. Which ironically, means that their lack of anything to say about it is itself meaningful.
Solo 2: A Star Wars Low Priority Story by Ron Howard
In a recent interview with NME, Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard revealed that we won’t be seeing a sequel to it anytime soon. Why is this, you might ask? Well apparently, it’s because all the talk about said sequel has been coming from the fanbase, and only from said fanbase. There isn’t even so much as a peep of that sequel among Lucasfilm. You know, the company actually making Star Wars media?
Yeah, even Ron Howard himself has heard neither hide nor hair of any work on this sequel film to Solo: A Star Wars Story. He isn’t completely rejecting the idea this sequel will happen at some point. It’s just that for the foreseeable future, this sequel won’t be happening. You can read Howard’s exact words on the subject below:
The only discussion that I’m aware of about a sequel for Solo is coming from the fans at this point. I don’t think it’s a Lucasfilm priority, as I understand it. But there’s some great characters launched, and the folks from Lucasfilm love the fans and really do listen so I would never say never – but I’m not aware of any concrete plans right now to extend the story or deal with that particular set of characters.
Ron Howard then goes on to talk about his work with Tom Hanks, but for everyone who’s only interested in Star Wars news, the interview might as well have been over at that point. In short: no sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story for a very long while. Lucasfilm hasn’t dropped the idea entirely, but it won’t be happening anytime soon. So don’t hold your breath waiting, or else you’ll probably choke. Frankly, you might as well watch Solo: A Star Wars Story again on Disney+ for the nostalgia value. Or especially if you’ve never watched it before.