“I’d love to see him back”: Solo: A Star Wars Story Writer Wants Alden Ehrenreich Back as Han Solo to Continue Harrison Ford’s Legendary Legacy in the Franchise

Alden Ehrenreich Back as Han Solo

Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jon Kasdan would like to have Alden Ehrenreich back in the franchise. During a press tour for the upcoming Disney+ series Willow, questions about the Star Wars franchise have been raised. Kasdan co-wrote the story with his father, Lawrence Kasdan, a legendary Lucasfilm writer.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Solo Writer Wants Alden Ehrenreich To Return For Star Wars Spin-Off

In an interview with ComicBook, Kasdan shared his thoughts about making the sequel happen and how he wants to bring Ehrenreich back into the scene.

The reason for a Solo 2 is if there’s a great reason and certainly, I’d be game if there was…there were so many great characters we were able to establish, and for me, the strongest argument for a Solo 2 is the movie was Alden’s journey to owning that mantle, and by the end of it I thought he really did, and he didn’t get the fun of getting to just inhabit it for a movie, so I’d love to see him back.”

Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in May 2018 with Alden Ehrenreich in the starring role, a younger version of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. Kasdan generously praised the current progress of the franchise, the success of the Andor series, and the invaluable efforts that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have contributed to the triumph of the Star Wars narrative.


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Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

Lawrence Kasdan mentioned that he considered returning for the sequel as well, and he would pretty much prefer working on a film over a series. Fans would remember him for writing The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Solo, and The Force Awakens.


The movie is quite well-known for having a troubled production that urged original directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to leave for reasons of creative differences. Ron Howard took over and reshot most parts of the film. The director also expressed his interest to return, but also noted that it is not his decision to make.

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Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra

Although a sequel to the Solo movie is still to be discussed, rumors said that Lucasfilm is working on a Disney+ spinoff that features one of the supporting characters. There were also rumors that Emilia Clarke would star in her own series and would reprise her character Qi’ra.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is available to watch on Disney+.


Source: ComicBook

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