The Co-Writer Of Solo: A Star Wars Story Is Ready To Make A Sequel
Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of Solo: A Star Wars Story, has said that he prefers a real sequel film to a Han Solo-centric Disney+ television series
Solo: A Star Wars Story garnered negative reviews and did poorly at the box office when it was released in 2018. Part of the film's criticism was directed at its casting, with some fans claiming Solo made a mistake by replacing Ford with Ehrenreich.
Lucasfilm said in 2019 that it would discontinue Star Wars films in favor of focusing on Disney+ series such as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, among others. Kennedy discussed Lucasfilm's continuing hiatus from filmmaking in a recent interview. "Anyone who comes into the Star Wars universe needs to know that it's a three-, four-, five-year commitment," Kennedy continued. "That's what it takes. You can't step in for a year and shoot something and then walk away…. It requires that kind of nurturing."
While a Solo sequel has yet to be announced, it was claimed in January that another Solo character will get their own spinoff. According to the source, Qi'ra, Han's childhood buddy and criminal accomplice, will have her own live-action Disney+ series, with Emilia Clarke repeating her role. Clarke and Disney, however, have not verified these allegations.
Kasdan was asked by Inverse whether he wanted to revisit characters he had created, specifically if a Han Solo-centric TV series was in the future. "No, there's not any of that," the writer said. "But, I do talk to Jon [Kasdan] and Ron [Howard] a lot about what went right and what went wrong with the Solo experience. I would be more interested in doing another movie, not a TV series."
While Kasdan claimed that he would be happy to work on a Solo sequel, his son and co-writer Jon Kasdan earlier stated that he believes Jon Favreau, an executive producer on Disney+'s live-action Star Wars series, will continue Solo's plot. "I suppose we'll find out what occurred sometime," Jon Kasdan remarked. "And how Qi'ra progressed through the globe and the crime syndicate." Kasdan also stated that he discussed a possible sequel with Favreau, who was allegedly impressed with the notion of Solo. "So, I always look to him to keep the story alive and keep it going, and Star Wars is going so many fun directions, and specifically like with...I saw that trailer for Andor today and I thought, 'Enfys Nest is gonna show up somewhere in that show.' So, I'm hopeful," he said.