You may have heard that there will be a few more Han Solo movies after Solo: A Star Wars Story, but don’t get cocky! It turns out that there are “no concrete plans” for specific sequels to Solo. Moreover, on Monday, director Ron Howard said that the existence of those sequels will all depend on how much people like this partiuclar movie.
On Monday, in a comprehensive interview published by Fandango, Ron Howard explained that making Solo was something he viewed as a “challenge and kind of a test.” This notion mostly refers to the fact that Howard took over directing duties suddenly after Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired by Lucasfilm. But the most interesting comments came from Howard at the possibility of Han Solo movies after Solo hits theaters. Last month, Alden Ehrenreich — who plays the young space smuggler in the upcoming movie — told Esquire that he was signed on for three more movies. But, being signed on for three movies doesn’t mean those movies are going to actually happen.
Here’s what Ron Howard said specifically when asked about those rumors:
“I think the fans are going to define all of that. I mean I think that Lucasfilm and Disney in casting actors, and particularly younger actors, want to see what happens and build upon that. Certainly, they want the commitment from the young actors, but there are no concrete plans.”
So, if fans don’t like Solo: Star Wars Story, then it’s possible there won’t be specific sequels to Solo. Still, despite mix buzzed, advanced ticket sales for Solo are already double whatBlack Panther did in pre-sales.
Either way, the idea that Alden Ehrenreich is signed on to do more Star Wars movies, doesn’t necessarily mean those movies would have to be sequels to Solo. In fact, if Ehrenreich is now canonically the young Han, there’s no reason to believe he couldn’t appear in all sort of other Star Wars movies, including flashbacks in Episode IX. There’s nothing out there to indicate that this will happen, but hey, now that we have a new Han Solo in the mix, anything is possible.