So TMZ (you know, the news site that feels like it’s throttling you when it has something to say) caught Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard on the street (with a big net) discussing the reaction and Box Office of Solo along with the recent rumours on the Star Wars Standalone films being cancelled. Such as the heavily rumoured Obi Wan and Boba Fett films.
When asked about LucasFilm/Disney announcing that they’d be suspending all Standalone films, Howard doesn’t go with the statement. And responds by saying “I don’t think that’s entirely accurate.”
Howard acknowledged that it was Collider that broke the story of the rumour that the Standalone movies were being cancelled but says “I don’t think that’s right.” It was only a day later that ABC News (which is owed by Disney) reported that the cancellation of future standalone films is inaccurate. That there are still “multiple” Star Wars films currently in development that have not been officially announced. That those projects are still moving forward, separate from an already announced Star Wars Trilogy by Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, along with another series of movies from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Ron Howard would go on to say that “everyone at Disney and at Lucasfilm really care about the fans.” That Star Wars is an ongoing process of discovering what the franchise can be. But then asked that his film, Solo: A Star Wars Story had not done well, Howard was quick to defend his work, stating:
“This movie did really well for me. I had a great experience.
Exit polls were great, reaction was terrific among fans.”
Though he did agree that while the film was enjoyed and prised by fans, the Box Office results were not what LucasFilm or Disney were hoping for. But enjoyed the experience of making a Star Wars Film. Given the Fan reaction, I think many Fans would love for Howard to return to direct future films.
Solo: A Star Wars Story has so far has grossed $203,862,225 at the Domestic Box Office. Totalling to $355,451,372 Worldwide in 33 days.
Perhaps, Solo: A Star Wars Story will find new life when it’s released on home video/digital. Films such as Dredd, Scott Pilgram VS The World and both Blade Runner films, while got praise from both Fans and Critics, they didn’t do well as the Box Office, but did well when released on home video. at the Domestic Box Office. Totalling to $346,422,698 Worldwide in 29 days.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will probably be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, UHD and Digital after the summer.