Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Alden Ehrenreich addresses the potential for him to return as fan-favorite rogue Han Solo in a future project.


Solo: A Star Wars StoryAlden Ehrenreich addresses his possible return as beloved franchise rogue Han Solo. Released in 2018, on Star wars Spinoff films depicted the title character’s origin story, from a low-level thief on Corellia to his fateful meeting with future co-pilot Chewbacca and finally becoming the charmingly cocky smuggler fans fell in love with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Unfortunately, the Ron Howard-directed entry was met with less-than-stellar reviews that didn’t help its middling box office returns.

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In a recent interview with IndieWire, Ehrenreich addresses potentially reprising his role as Han Solo. When asked if he would ever return to the character, the actor reflects on his work in Solo: A Star Wars Story and expresses a desire to play the room outlaw one more time. Read everything he says below:

“The story that I did, I really had to be Han Solo at the end. That’s kind of the arc of the story that I thought was well done. That’s the fun part. That’s the guy that’s the most fun to be. I would be very happy about it, but who knows.”

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Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo in Solo A Star Wars Story

With Star wars franchise revived after the release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a set of spinoff films were planned. Other than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, film centered on bounty hunter Boba Fett and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was in the works. As a result of Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s underwhelming performance, however, the production schedule was restructured, scrapping Boba Fett’s film in favor of integrating the character into The Mandalorian series, and the Kenobi movie remade into a Disney+ TV show.

Initially, Ehrenreich signed a contract to reprise the role of Han Solo for at least two more films, either as sequels to Solo: A Star Wars Story or in other anthology entries. After the film’s poor box office receipts, his return has become increasingly unlikely. The film’s co-writer, Jonathan Kasdan, has previously stated that he had heard nothing about another Han Solo project, but recently admitted that he would love to return to write a sequel. Late last year, Howard shared that a Solo 2 film is not in the works or a priority at Lucasfilm, but that Ehrenreich’s return to Star wars franchise may ultimately be up to the fans.

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Chewbecca and Han walk on the beach in Solo A Star Wars Story

Though Solo: A Star Wars Story bombed at the box office, with some critics pointing to Ehrenreich’s portrayal of such a beloved character as distracting, and the years since have allowed fans to reevaluate their concerns. Ehrenreich’s latest comments show he understands he was only just beginning his journey toward the Han Solo performance that made Harrison Ford a household name in 1977. Barring any future official Solo 2 announcements, fans can only speculate and hope to see Ehrenreich return as Han Solo.

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Source: IndieWire

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