Following Alden Ehrenreich’s tease about possibly returning to the Star Wars universe as a younger iteration of the iconic Han Solo, ComingSoon.net asked our readers how they would like to see him return and with over 1,000 votes, the results are in! Check them out below and let us know in the comments if you have different thoughts!
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How Should Solo Return to the Star Wars Universe?
- Alden Ehrenreich in a Disney+ Solo sequel series or movie (40%, 409 votes)
- Alden Ehrenreich in a theatrical Solo sequel (23%, 239 votes)
- Please God, no more Han Solo, let the character rest (20%, 202 votes)
- Alden Ehrenreich appearing in other Star Wars shows or movies as a side character (12%, 127 votes)
- Any of the above, but with a different actor (5%, 48 votes)
- Have Han Solo appear recast as a younger kid (1%, 10 votes)
Ehrenreich made his debut in the Disney-owned franchise in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, taking over from Harrison Ford in a younger version of the titular character that explored his origins before originally being introduced in 1977’s Star Wars. The production of the film is one of the most notoriously troubled in Hollywood, with Lucasfilm firing original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller over creative differences and replacing them with Ron Howard, though this would require major reshoots and rewrites that would balloon the production budget to an estimated $300 million.
Upon finally hitting theaters after rushing to make its May 2018 release date, Solo received generally mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with plenty of praise being aimed at the performances from the cast, namely Ehrenreich and Donald Glover as a younger Lando Calrissian, as well as the visuals and action sequences, with the majority of the criticism being aimed at the story and screenplay. This mixed reception did lead to the film becoming the first box office failure in the 40-plus year franchise, grossing a mere $393.2 million worldwide, losing Disney a reported $76.9 million, putting reported planned sequels in doubt.
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Despite this initial mixed reception, the film has garnered something of a cult following in the years since its release, with the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen trending on Twitter multiple times and seeing users share their praise for the film and desire to see a continuation of its story, as well as spin-offs centered on Glover’s Lando and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra.