Solo, while it did a great job at feeling like a solo (no pun intended) movie in itself with no need for a sequel there were several implications that a sequel could easily happen but after its surprisingly sluggish box-office run the fate of the standalone Star Wars films are truly up in the air, leastwise a Solo 2. So, should Star Wars still make plans for a sequel or should they let the backstory of the iconic Han Solo be? Well I, for one, would love to see a sequel for this latest standalone film for several reasons.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
1. Jabba the Hutt
In the final sequence of Solo Tobias Beckett says to Han before “leaving” that there’s a big shot gangster he’s going to try to work for on Tatooine. Anyone who knows anything about Star Wars knows that Jabba the Hutt’s territory is Tatooine. And then at the very end of the movie after Han and Chewbacca win the Falcon from Lando Calrissian they head into hyperspace going to you-know-where, Tatooine, to meet this particular gangster Beckett was talking about.
Not only would a sequel delve deeper into the relationship between Han and boss, Jabba, but it could also give us an in-depth look into Jabba’s criminal world which means there will be plenty of new characters to explore. We could get Boba Fett as a major character or potentially Sana Starros, a character that was part of Han’s life in the Legends canon and has recently been brought back into the new canon through the novel, Last Shot. Or we could see plenty of new bounty hunters and smugglers ready to welcome Han into Jabba’s gang of scoundrels or cause him plenty of trouble. Either way sounds awesome.
2. Darth Maul!
Solo shocked Star Wars fans around the world when they revealed a surprising Darth Maul cameo at the end of the movie. Not only was it super awesome to see the Sith Lord again but to know that he was being set up for future Solo movies was even more incredible of an idea. To waste that awesome cameo by not having a sequel would be very sad indeed.
3. More Qi’Ra
Qi’Ra was the only newcomer in Solo that didn’t die and, judging from her final moments in the film, it can be safe to say that a lot more of her story can be told in the future. I would love to see her return as the sequel’s main villain for a couple of reasons. One, there aren’t a lot of female villains in Star Wars movies and so it would be great to take this character and have her cause a lot of problems and heartache for Han and the other protagonists of the film. Secondly, it would provide a lot of emotional weight to the movie considering the relationship between Han and Qi’Ra and it’s always good to have a compelling storyline in a sequel.
4. Han and Chewbacca’s Adventures
And more than anything, I just want to see Han and Chewie on some more fantastic adventures together. They are undoubtedly one of the most beloved duos in Star Wars and now that their relationship has been developed I want to see more from the two lovable smugglers.
I’m really hoping that Solo‘s box-office run doesn’t dissuade Lucasfilm from their current course because I’d want to see a Solo sequel in a heartbeat and I’m sure there are thousands of other Star Wars fans just like me.
Hopefully an announcement for a Solo 2 will be made by next April’s Star Wars celebration but now I must look ahead towards Episode IX which I am SO excited about. I can’t wait to see the final episode of this current trilogy. It’s destined to be epic. 🙂
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.