If you’re hoping for a Solo sequel, I’ve got good news and bad news.
First, the bad news. In a recent interview with Esquire, Alden Ehrenreich (who starred as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story) said that he’s not heard about a sequel:
“No, I don’t know anything about that. I mean, you know, I think our movie was kind of the last of the conventional-era Star Wars movie release time.”
But now for the good news: there still might be some hope. Because after saying that, Ehrenreich added:
“I’ve heard soooome stuff, but nothing concrete.”
It sounds like Ehrenreich hasn’t been keeping up with Star Wars since starring in Solo (the article says he’s not seen The Rise of Skywalker and didn’t even know the name of The Mandalorian), but that’s not a huge deal. He was fantastic portraying a younger version of Han Solo, and I would absolutely LOVE to see him return to the role.
The most natural way to follow-up on the events of Solo seems to me to be a Disney+ live-action series. The film didn’t do quite as well at the box office as hoped, but even beyond that, Star Wars theatrical releases are on a bit of a pause right now as we await a new era of Star Wars storytelling. But in the meantime, we’re getting plenty of live-action and animated series on Disney+, and it would be great to tell the further stories of Han, Chewie, Lando, Qi’ra, Maul, Enfys Nest, etc. through that format.
And keep in mind that just because Ehrenreich says he doesn’t know anything about it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not happening. When it comes to Star Wars, actors basically say they don’t know anything about it if it’s happening (like Ewan McGregor with the Kenobi series) and if it’s not happening – so the answer doesn’t tell us a whole lot. I doubt that anything is currently in the works, but I’m hopeful that something will be soon.