Jon Kasdan on the Possibility of a Solo: A Star Wars Story Sequel

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It's no mystery that Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed in the box office, and fans of the film are left wondering if Lucasfilm will ever attempt a sequel following the adventures of Young Han Solo and Chewbacca. Co-writer Jon Kasdan talks the possibility of a follow-up and the factors Lucasfilm is considering before pushing forward with Solo: A Star Wars Sequel.

Kasdan posted on his Twitter:

"To be honest, I think the challenge has much more to do with the foreign box office than the U.S. Personally, I think there are great Star Wars movies to be made that don't need to cost quite so much. Hopefully that will be the trend in the years to come, and maybe, just maybe that trend will allow us, one way or another, to tell more stories with Alden, Joonas, Emilia, and Donald. With those actors and Ron Howard, I would jump at the opportunity."


For one, Solo was supposed to have a more modest budget, but after Lucasfilm fired original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, they had to spend a lot more for the reshoots.

It also doesn't help that Solo came out after box office heavyweights like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Rumor even has it that Disney purposefully held back on marketing for Solo as not to distract audiences from Thanos' quest to collect the Infinity Stones.

If anything, critical response for Solo have been sparkling, and hopefully this is one of those films that will find acclaim after home release.

Hopefully Lucasfilm finds a way to bring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke back to the Star Wars universe soon.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on digital and will hit Blu-Ray on Sept. 25.

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