Solo: A Star Wars story may actually have a few sequels and Alden Ehrenreich and Emilia Clarke have contracted for many films .
These contracts do not translate always into movies and the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars story did have a deal before the characters had been killed off.
Without really giving a lot away, Solo sets up adventures and even teases new alliances for the heroes. Actor, Harrison Ford had been digitally inserted into Han Solo trailer and Ford had gatecrashed Alden Ehrenreich’s Star Wars interview:
“I just think that kind of the adventure story of it all, the kind of Indiana Jones mold of not so much one whole long story that extends over three things, but different serial chapters of his adventure stories, seems like what it wants to be,” Alden Ehrenreich had said.
“Although I’m not in charge of that of course.And then just developing these relationships with Lando and Chewie, and everybody else.”
Ron Howard had agreed that Indiana Jones was a good example:
“Indiana Jones is kind of a version of an awkward, yet adorable and ultimately effective hero, who gets himself in and out of scrapes,” he said.
“And it’s a singular adventure story. And this is a singular adventure story, unlike the other movies which have been war stories, and these sort of epic, family dramas.”
Meanwhile, Emilia Clarke was more specifically interested what was next for her character Qi’Ra, who the film hints could continue to play a significant role in future installments.
“I think that we’ve left it in a place that has got plenty of room to discover another part of her,” Clarke had said.
“And to maybe delve deeper into the mistakes she makes, when she makes them.”
We have a lot for exploration in the sequel and Howard pointed out that this movie will stand on its own and the movie’s ending will tie to the original Star Wars movie.
“There’s no intention of seeding sequels,” he had said.
“I think as it evolved, there are some threads that looked pretty promising and intriguing, you know? But it can also very easily end here and still set up A New Hope.
“It’s not manufacturing,” he then added. “Outside of the saga movies, there is no intention about sequels. It’s always a process of, let’s explore, and let’s than understand what those movies mean to audiences.”
“I certainly had a lot of fun doing this,” he had said.
“It’s a fascinating world. Any criminal corner of any nation, and certainly of this universe, is gonna be sort of ripe with possibilities and juicy stories.”
“And I really do wanna hear fans speak to how they feel about this movie in terms of its tone, which I had a lot of fun with, and really admired.
“But Star Wars movies are controversial. And I’ll be curious to know.”
Solo: A Star Wars story is now playing in theatres.