Ron Howard denies any talks about Star Wars' "Solo" sequel

The movie bombed at the box office
The movie bombed at the box office

4 Jan - Ron Howard dismisses the notion that there is going to be a sequel for his 2018's "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

Speaking to NME recently, the filmmaker stated that there has been no discussion about movie number two between him and Lucasfilm, and that any enthusiasm were only shown by the fans.

"I don't think it's a Lucasfilm priority, as I understand it," he said.

However, Howard stated that he will not immediately dismiss any chance of another film.

"There's 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," he added.

Donnie Yen directs, produces and is the lead star in "Sakra"
Ron Howard took over the project from directing duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller five months after they begun principal production

In a previous interview, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy stated that she learned from the movie's failure at the box office that one should never recast a core character. It is noted that Alden Ehrenreich played Han Solo in the movie, a character that is synonymous with Harrison Ford.

"There should be moments along the way when you learn things. Now it does seem so abundantly clear that we can't do that."

Han Solo is and will always be a Harrison Ford character
Han Solo is and will always be a Harrison Ford character

Related Movies:
Solo: A Star Wars Story (24 May 2018)