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Ron Howard Says No Sequel in Works

Shocking nobody, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” will stay a solo movie. The movie’s credited director Ron Howard confirmed the apparent on Wednesday, telling SirusXM’s Radio Andy that no sequel is within the works. Watch the clip above.

“Well, there’s no sequel planned now,” Howard mentioned, earlier than including “it’s amazing to be a part of a Star Wars movie that seems to be a kind of underground hit, which is not what you’d expect, but that’s been an odd, strange journey for that movie.”

Calling “Solo” an “underground hit” might be overstating response to the movie, which acquired lukewarm critiques and carried out properly beneath expectations with a worldwide gross of solely $393 million on a virtually $300 million price range. And that price range was greater than it wanted to be because of severe behind-the-scenes drama that coloured each facet of manufacturing proper as much as launch. The movie was initially to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. But the “21 Jump Street” and “The Lego Movie” administrators had been firedin June 2017, 5 months after manufacturing started, because of clashes over story and tone with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.

Longtime Lucasfilm affiliate Ron Howard was employed two days later and ended up overseeing huge reshoots — and recastings — at a quick tempo as Lucasfilm refused to maneuver the movie’s May 25, 2018 launch date.

There had been additionally experiences that Alden Ehrenreich, employed to play Han Solo after his breakout position within the Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” was paired up with an performing coach throughout manufacturing. In any occasion, the movie was launched a month after “Avengers: Infinity War,” and solely every week after “Deadpool 2.” “Infinity War” ate everybody’s lunch that summer time on its method to a $2 billion field workplace haul, although “Deadpool 2” managed to rake in a good $783 million of its personal.

But it wasn’t only a matter of field workplace in fact. “Solo” was the second entry within the now-aborted “Star Wars Story” line of standalone “Star Wars” spinoff films set at corners of the Galaxy Far, Far Away not involving the Skywalker household. Which means it was by no means essentially supposed to have a sequel — even when the far more profitable “Rogue One” is getting one within the type of a Disney+ TV collection targeted on the character Cassian Andor, performed by Diego Luna.

All of which is to say, yeah, it’s not a shock there received’t be a sequel.

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