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 probably 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 almost all the movie. To make issues worse, Solo went down as the first Star Wars movie to lose money, grossing $392.9 million worldwide in opposition to a finances that exceeded $250 million.

Miraculously, Solo itself got here out comparatively effective. 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 performance as a young Han Solo. Clearly, Solo did not do properly in theaters (as a result of a weak marketing campaign greater than something), however lots of people have caught it at house 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 News Net’s The Resistance Broadcast podcast, the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen is trending on Twitter and as of this writing is without doubt one of the prime subjects 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 bought 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 said he signed a three-picture contract with the studio (which is typical enterprise apply) 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 will be nice to see younger Han’s adventures proceed onscreen. Admittedly, the chances of a Solo 2 occurring 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 series. Nonetheless, 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 series within the works. If the dynamic duo of Cassian Andor and Okay-2SO could make the leap to the small display, there isn’t any purpose 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 Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Last 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 very best 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 reveals from cancelation (see: Brooklyn Nine-Nine), so it is not farfetched to suppose the Solo hashtag might make the identical affect. All Star Wars followers taken with seeing any sort of Solo continuation ought to soar on the development now.

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Key Launch Dates
  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019