Alden Ehrenreich Would Love Another Han Solo Movie
Will there be another Han Solo movie? Alden Ehrenreich is making it known that he would love to play the iconic character again.
2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story was the lowest-grossing live-action film in the franchise, despite high hopes for the movie. Perhaps released too soon (just a few months after the premiere of The Last Jedi), chatter circulated that the poor box office numbers might have been the result of franchise burnout. But timing wasn’t the only problem the film had faced.
Following creative differences with Lucasfilm, the directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were replaced by Ron Howard halfway through the shoot. This change-up required extensive reshoots, which escalated the movie’s budget to $275 million.
Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Success
After a global theatrical run, Solo only grossed $392.9 million, far less than it was expected to rake in. Not to mention, at the time, it was the most expensive Star Wars movie ever made. As of 2023, that title goes to The Force Awakens, which had a $306 million budget.
Box office numbers aside, Alden Ehrenreich, 33, is eager to play Han Solo again. He feels there’s there a good bit more to explore with the character.
“If it was the right iteration and the right thing, I would love it. Because, for me, in the first movie, you watch him become Han. I got to be Han Solo for the last 15 minutes of the movie, maybe. And so being Han Solo is the fun part,” Ehrenreich says in an interview with Uproxx.
“And I have no f****** idea if there is ever a world where any of the happens, and if it happens, great, if it doesn’t, whatever,” he continues. “But it was really great to… that’s what’s appealing to me about it because, in a way, they built this sort of origin story for when he becomes who he is, but then that guy is the guy that’s really fun. And it’s a ball to play that character specifically.”
Ron Howard Weighs In on the Potential for Another Han Solo Movie
The question of a potential Solo sequel has also been asked to Ron Howard, who doesn’t think a follow-up is likely. However, he also doesn’t think it’s out of the question.
“The only discussion that I’m aware of about a sequel for ‘Solo’ is coming from the fans at this point. I don’t think it’s a Lucasfilm priority, as I understand it,” Howard, 68, states. “There are some great characters launched. And the folks from Lucasfilm love the fans and really do listen. So I would never say never. But I’m not aware of any concrete plans right now to extend the story or deal with that particular set of characters.”