There have been many additions to the Star Wars franchise since Alden Ehrenreich appeared as Han Solo in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Those two years have seen the end of the Skywalker Saga as well as a new era of the sci-fi tale on Disney+ with The Mandalorian, and where just this week a new series was announced on the streaming platform. The franchise is in full swing on new content but what hasn’t been discussed in some time is the release of a Han Solo sequel, partly due to the fact that its lead actor went M.I.A.
Appearing in a profile with Esquire this week, there is some suggestion that Ehrenreich could be open to returning to Star Wars and stating what it would take to get the 30-year-old to reprise the famed role. According to the interview, the actor needed a break due to the long process it was to prepare and then film Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“It was basically a three-year experience from pre-production to the release of the movie … And I just wanted to be a person, connect with people in my life, spend time and develop as a person outside of those worlds. And then you never know.”
When speaking on his return, he said, “It depends on what it is. It depends on how it’s done. It depends if it feels innate to the story.” The actor also admitted to not watching The Rise Of Skywalker or The Mandalorian.
But the question on everyone’s mind is, will there be a Solo sequel? Ehrenreich says he has heard some rumours within the Star Wars world.
“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,” he said. “I’ve heard soooome stuff, but nothing concrete.”