Make Solo 2 Happen

Article written by Dylan McGuire Devine (6/28/21)

Make Solo 2 happen. This hashtag/trend has been one of the most talked about topics in the Star Wars fanbase for awhile now. The purpose of the trend is to have fans of Solo have their voices heard. Solo was a disappointment for Disney box office wise which is a big reason that they didn’t continue the story. The reason that it was a dud financially is due to it’s untimely release. It released a year after The Last Jedi (Episode 8) which was very controversial amongst fans. It divided the whole fanbase and left many fans wanting to stop supporting Star Wars.

This film absolutely deserves a sequel or continued stories attached to the film. Yes it was a bit of a disappointment box office wise, but for the most part fans loved this movie and of course loved the characters. Thus why the “Make Solo 2 Happen” trend was born. There are so many possibilities that came out of Solo and it would be a huge mistake to not capitalize on these possibilities/opportunities.

It is confirmed that in the future we will be getting a series centered around Lando Calrissian. Although we don’t know for sure what the series will be about, I firmly believe we will see Donald Glover reprising his role as a younger Lando and the series will focus on the Calrissian Chronicles which was introduced in Solo. The Calrissian Chronicles was a self narrated account told by Lando himself which documented and told stories of all of his adventures. Donald Glover ABSOLUTELY deserves to play Lando again. In my opinion, he played Lando perfectly. The voice, the mannerisms, the attitude. He had it all down. Seeing Glover return as Lando in a series showing and documenting all of the crazy adventures he went on would be very successful.

Emilia Clarke who portrayed Qi’ra in Solo recently talked about wanting to continue her characters story. Clarke stated that she has written pages of story ideas and backstory ideas for Qi’ra and said she would love to portray her again. She did also add that she hasn’t heard anything from Disney, but I wouldn’t 100% take her word for it as if she has heard anything she obviously would have to keep it to herself. Seeing what Qi’ra was up to after being separated from Han at a young age would be very intriguing. We likely would see how she ended up working for the dangerous crime syndicate, Crimson Dawn and how she became the assistant to Dryden Vos.

The brief appearance of Darth Maul at the end of Solo was one of the best moments of the whole film. He was revealed to be the leader of Crimson Dawn and is who Qi’ra reports to. This could be one of the biggest opportunities Disney has. They could develop a series around Maul, Qi’ra, and Crimson Dawn showing the happenings of the crime group. This IMO is one of the easiest stories they could capitalize on. They have a whole story right in front of them that they could tell. If Disney doesn’t make something of this, it would be a huge mistake.

Alden Ehrenreich originally signed on for three films, but with the box office dud that Solo was we haven’t seen him on the big screen again. Making Solo 2 happen would be a big win for Disney and for all Star Wars fans. Even if it is a series with a season or two on Disney+. It could show what he and Chewbacca were up to up until A New Hope. Maybe show his first interactions with characters like Boba Fett and Jabba The Hutt. There are so many different possibilities and opportunities that are attached to Solo : A Star Wars story. Disney absolutely needs to continue the story of this film.

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