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Alden Ehrenreich Weighs In On The Possibility Of A Solo 2

Back in 2018, Lucasfilm was gearing up for "Star Wars" to reign supreme at the box office, rivaling the success of Marvel, their fellow Disney-owned brand. Following the incredible performances of "The Force Awakens," "The Last Jedi," and the studio's first spin-off "Rogue One," Lucasfilm went all-in on expanding the "Star Wars" universe beyond the "Skywalker Saga."

One of those projects was "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which tells the story of a young Han Solo as he meets Chewbacca and the iconic duo embark on a heist within the universe's criminal underworld. In terms of "Star Wars," the movie was an interesting change of pace, showing fans a darker side of the beloved franchise. Its cast, including Alden Ehrenreich (who played young Han Solo himself), Emilia Clarke, and Donald Glover, made for an exciting young roster of "Star Wars" characters that the studio could explore in the future. Unfortunately, behind-the-scenes issues plagued "Solo," setting it up for failure before it could even take off.

Since then, Lucasfilm has changed its trajectory for "Star Wars," choosing to expand the universe on Disney+ with "The Mandalorian" and subsequent shows. However, if the studio ever wants him, Ehrenreich is more than ready to hop back into the boots of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder.

Alden Ehrenreich is one phone call away, Lucasfilm

"Solo" star Alden Ehrenreich recently stopped by IndieWire to discuss his 2023 Sundance hit "Fair Play," and the outlet had to ask him about a potential return to the "Star Wars" universe. While it certainly sounds like there are no plans to continue where "Solo" left off, the actor would love to go back to the role.

"The story that I did, I really got to be Han Solo at the end," Ehrenreich told IndiWire. "That's kind of the arc of the story, which I thought was well done. That's the fun part. That's the guy that's the most fun to be. I'd be very happy to [return to the role], but who knows."

Ehrenreich is completely spot-on with his feelings for "Solo." The movie ended with the young smuggler fully embracing his Han Solo persona, becoming the character that fans fell in love with after Harrison Ford's performance in the Original Trilogy. It also set up some exciting avenues for a potential sequel to explore, including the live-action return of Darth Maul and the reveal of Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) becoming an apprentice of sorts to the Sith Lord. While fans of the animated "Star Wars" projects were more than aware of Maul's revival after meeting his demise in "The Phantom Menace," the reveal in "Solo" came as a massive surprise, promising an exciting live-action future for the villain.

Unfortunately, according to director Ron Howard, a "Solo" sequel isn't a priority at Lucasfilm. Still, we can't help but hope to see Ehrenreich as Han Solo again, whether it's in one of the many "Star Wars" Disney+ shows or a direct sequel.