It is no secret that Han Solo is a fan-favorite character from the Star Wars franchise, and it’s safe to say that the character has a bright future ahead thanks to the recent comments of Ron Howard. The interest to continue Solo’s story isn’t surprising since the film left a massive cliffhanger that left fans curious about what comes next.
As reported by Star Wars Net, Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard spoke with the Lights, Camera, Barstool movie podcast to open up about the 2018 anthology film. Howard shared that there are currently “no rumblings” about a potential sequel, but the director did admit that there is “interest in those characters:”
“No rumblings, though, and this is not a spoiler or anything, but I think there is interest in those characters. I think there’s interest in the gangster world somewhere down the line. But I can assure you there is nothing being developed right now for a movie or Disney Plus. But, one great thing is there has been a lot of affection shown for Solo, and so of course that keeps boding well for them to eventually turn it around.”
Meanwhile, the report also pointed out a tweet from Solo screenwriter Jon Kasdan about a deleted scene from the anthology film, fueling speculations that a potential sequel might happen:
Still feel a twinge of regret this didn't make the cut. Guess we'll just have to do it in Solo 2. https://t.co/Y8P1GDuSq1
— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) October 30, 2020
Still, it’s refreshing to hear Howard’s optimism about the future of the character, especially after his previous (and firm) comments about Solo not getting a sequel. The story possibilities for Solo are endless, and it certainly has plot potential for it to be explored in a potential Disney+ series if the stars align.