Last year, Solo broke Disney’s $1 billion runs of their Star Wars movies. The spin-off, which had been through extensive and expensive reshoots was a huge flop, making just $392 million worldwide. Nevertheless, the Han Solo prequel has its fans, some of whom have launched a social media campaign called #MakeSolo2Happen. Certainly, it’s not like Disney weren’t setting up a sequel, with title star Alden Ehrenreich signed up for a trilogy.
Solo ended with the big twist that the real villain behind Crimson Dawn was actually Darth Maul, who’s not been seen in live-action since 1999’s The Phantom Menace.
Han didn’t get to face him, so no doubt he was being set up as the villain of what was hoped to be a Solo trilogy.
Meanwhile, the film ended with Han and Chewie setting off for Tatooine where a crime lord was putting together a job.
Who else could that be other than Jabba the Hutt himself? Well now in response to the #MakeSolo2Happen campaign, Solo screenwriter Jon Kasdan has confirmed Hutt’s return if the film ever gets off the ground.
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Kasdan tweeted: “Beyond grateful & galvanized by the #MakeSolo2Happen energy on Twitter today.
“Means so much to everyone involved & ur enthusiasm makes it possible for us to keep advocating for it!
“Cause, the Maker knows, there’s a WAR story set in a Galaxy Far Far Away that’s yet to be told…”
Pictured on the tweet were symbols for criminal organisations The Pykes, Crimson Dawn and, yes, The Hutts.
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But just how likely is Solo 2 to ever happen considering the movie was a huge flop?
Well, certainly not at the cinema, but with Disney+ launching later this year, this would be the perfect, not to mention financially safer, bet for continuing the Han Solo prequel stories.
And who knows? Rather than a streaming service movie perhaps fans could see a TV series with Solo’s original cast.
After all, Disney are making similar shows with Marvel Studios’ Avengers stars.
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