Ron Howard has been quoted as saying that he hasn’t heard anything concrete at all about a sequel being considered for Solo: A Star Wars Story. So that nips all those unofficial rumours in the bud a bit.
That’s not to say that there won’t ever be a sequel, but it’s kind of like saying “they are going to be including Hayden Christensen in the Obi-Wan TV show”. Until something official is announced, it’s only a rumour.
As far as what I think of Solo: A Star Wars Story – it’s not in my top five movies in the Star Wars franchise, let’s just say that. The only real surprise in this film was seeing Darth Maul (which nobody knew would happen) and he was awesome. Especially since at that point, everyone thought he was dead (cinematically, that is). We know his story carries on in the animated series but in terms of the films, nobody expected to see him in this and his one scene was better than most of the others combined. Darth Maul remains one of the best things to come out of the Star Wars cinematic universe.
Fight me if you don’t agree 😉
Let me know what you think of Solo: A Star Wars story or any part of this post and as always, I’ll see you in the comments.