While Solo: A Star Wars Story was received well by fans, it was a different story at the Box Office. As of today Solo: A Star Wars Story has grossed $392,948,012 at the Worldwide Box Office. That’s $213,765,754 Domestic and $179,182,258 at the Foreign Box Office. (Though heck, I wouldn’t mind having $179,182,258) With the Anthology movie reportedly losing Disney upwards of $50 Million. As the first major box office disappointment of the Star Wars Saga the studio doesn’t have much incentive to green light a sequel to the Alden Ehrenreich-led film, but writer Jonathan Kasdan would certainly be open to making one.
Speaking on Twitter Jonathan Kasdan spoke about Solo’s disappointing Box Office numbers, the cost of Production (they did have to reshoot a lot of the film after Lord & Miller left the project), while still holding out for a sequel to the lovable rogue:
“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.”
– Jonathan Kasdan
Kasdan went on to say in another tweet that while it would be a long shot that there will be a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story, that the Character of Han Solo was never the one for considering the odds:
“Given the way Hollywood, and the culture at large, seem to run from anything labelled a disappointment, the odds seem like they’re against it happening anytime soon. But, I suppose, Han wouldn’t have it any other way.”
– Jonathan Kasdan
Personally I enjoyed the film, and know of many other fans that also enjoyed it. And it is a shame that certain plot threads might now be left hanging due to it’s Box Office performance. I wanted to see more of the friendship between Han, Chewie and Lando. Run ins with Bounty Hunters, more from the Underworld of Star Wars and of course Maul. Yes, more Maul. What’s he got planned with Crimson Dawn and how he go from the head of a criminal empire to a hermit on Malachor (As seen in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels) I’d also like to address that Maul knew of Vader and that he wasn’t a match for him. Which could possible mean a confrontation between the two.
Could you imagine that? A duel between the first apprentice and the last apprentice of Sidious. Audiences already got a taste of Vader’s power at the end of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, imagine how fans and audiences would react to duel between Vader and Maul.