Star Wars followers are campaigning on social media for Lucasfilm to make a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story. Launched a 12 months in the past, the franchise’s second standalone spinoff had arguably essentially the most troubled existence of any Star Wars installment. The notorious manufacturing woes are well-documented at this level, with Ron Howard stepping in for the fired Phil Lord & Chris Miller and reshooting practically all the movie. To make issues worse, Solo went down as the primary Star Wars film to lose cash, grossing $392.9 million worldwide in opposition to a funds that exceeded $250 million.
Miraculously, Solo itself got here out comparatively advantageous. What might have been Star Wars’ model of the Justice League fiasco in the end went down as a enjoyable and entertaining heist movie within the galaxy far, distant, bolstered immensely by Alden Ehrenreich’s terrific efficiency as a younger Han Solo. Clearly, Solo did not do properly in theaters (on account of a weak advertising and marketing marketing campaign greater than something), however lots of people have caught it at dwelling within the months since and remarked how a lot they loved it. A number of followers have expressed their want to see a sequel, they usually’re now taking to Twitter in an try to make it occur.
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Spearheaded by the oldsters of Star Wars Information Web’s The Resistance Broadcast podcast, the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen is trending on Twitter and as of this writing is likely one of the high matters in the US. Followers from throughout are sharing their love for Solo and explaining why they need Lucasfilm to make a sequel. Even Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo received in on the enjoyable.
Whereas Solo was conceived as a one-off, the door was at all times ajar for there to be followups. Ehrenreich mentioned he signed a three-picture contract with the studio (which is typical enterprise follow) and the Darth Maul scene appeared to tease a brand new storyline for Qi’ra. Whereas any dangling threads could possibly be picked up in one other space of Star Wars canon (like a novel or restricted comedian collection), it could be nice to see younger Han’s adventures proceed onscreen. Admittedly, the percentages of a Solo 2 taking place as a characteristic movie are low proper now; the primary post-Star Wars 9 installment hits theaters in December 2022 and is from the David Benioff/D.B. Weiss collection. Nevertheless, Lucasfilm is producing content material for the Disney+ streaming service, so maybe Solo might obtain a sequel on that platform. There may be, in any case, a mysterious third live-action Star Wars collection within the works. If the dynamic duo of Cassian Andor and Ok-2SO could make the leap to the small display, there is no motive why Han and Chewbacca cannot do the identical.
In an age the place disgruntled followers use the web to marketing campaign in opposition to beloved popular culture like Recreation of Thrones and Star Wars: The Final Jedi, it is good and refreshing to see a bunch of individuals use social media for good and unfold positivity. The #MakeSolo2Happen hashtag represents the most effective the fandom has to supply, illustrating their ardour for extra tales within the galaxy far, distant. And, it needs to be famous, related campaigns have saved TV exhibits from cancelation (see: Brooklyn 9-9), so it is not farfetched to suppose the Solo hashtag might make the identical affect. All Star Wars followers concerned with seeing any form of Solo continuation ought to leap on the pattern now.
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Key Launch Dates
Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019
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