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Solo series or sequel ‘a tough sell’ says writer Kasdan

April 16th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So, it looks like the hopes of fans of the Star Wars story movie, Solo, that it would be continued in some way on Disney+ (are, less likely, in a second movie) have been shot down.

There has been rumours for a while now that the movie, which was Disney’s first real flop in the Star Wars franchise, would get its story wrapped on the Disney+ streaming channel as it set up a major story thread that was just left hanging at the end of the movie, however now it seems that this is just not on the cards at the minute.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, the movie had certainly a lot of faults, but it also has a loyal fanbase – myself among them – who enjoyed the movie and its overall sense of fun; heck it was a lot better than The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker.

Now the movie’s co-writer Jon Kasdan, responding to a Tweet (below), has shot down any hopes of more Solo anytime soon: “Don’t think anyone’s pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment,” Kasdan wrote.

“I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really…pretty packed, all shows I’m lookin forward to. My work on Indy is long over but I’m excited there’s forward movement!”

Although, if you’ve been watching Clone Wars: The Final Season on Disney+ you will know that last week’s episode has tied into the movie and the upcoming Siege of Mandalore arc (here) will likely answer some more questions in the lead-up to the events of Solo and, personally, I reckon that with the slate of Star Wars shows on the slate for Disney+ there will be plenty of opportunity to tie up the Solo story in other adventures.

That said, I would gladly see Han and Lando return in any format.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….