The further away we get from Solo: A Star Wars Story, the more highly regarded it becomes, and that has been noticed by its director Ron Howard – busy with another Lucasfilm production, the Disney Plus sequel to Willow – who spoke of the standalone film on the Lights, Camera Barstool podcast, commending it’s cast and giving his thoughts on a potential continuation.

Howard was clear that there are no current plans for a sequel or a Disney Plus project. However, the director also said: “I think there is interest in those characters. I think there’s interest in [the] gangster world… somewhere down the line.”

He added: “One great thing is that there’s been a lot of affection shown for Solo kind of in its afterlife, and so of course that keeps boding well for them to eventually turn it around.”

Screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan has talked about the #MakeSolo2Happen campaign on Twitter before and hinted at a possible storyline for a sequel with a war between Darth Maul’s Crimson Dawn, the Pykes, and the Hutts.

In the interview, Howard went on to praise Lucasfilm’s “commitment to excellence”, referring to The Mandalorian especially – his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, has directed an episode of season 1 and season 2, though, as Howard Snr. complains, hasn’t revealed anything to him.

Howard Snr. also shared the original Han Solo’s reaction to his movie. “Harrison Ford liked Solo very much and was very supportive when he saw it, and was so gracious and complimentary to Alden [Ehrenreich],” Howard said.

“He said some things publicly but privately it was really great to see Harrison like put his hand on Alden’s shoulder and say “great job kid” kind of thing… and Alden worked so hard… and it was a very high-risk sort of situation for him and he was a cool customer and really was a pleasure to work with, as was that entire cast.”

Star Wars Vol. 1: The Destiny Path (Star Wars (Marvel))
  • Soule, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)