Ron Howard Reacts To ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Underperforming

Ron Howard Star Wars SoloDespite a relatively weak box office weekend, Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard still remains enthusiastic about the film and recommends that people see the film and form their own opinions.


You can see the Twitter exchange below:

The two are referring to the film’s relatively weak box office opening. Despite initial projections and strong advance ticket sales, the film failed to break $100M during its opening weekend. It is, however, the biggest weekend opening of Ron Howard’s directorial career and people who have seen the film seem to agree that it was an all around pleasant surprise and seem interested in seeing related installments. Hopefully the film will net enough money to justify them.

What did you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Was it better then you expected? Was it worse? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is an official plot synopsis for the film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now in theaters everywhere.

10 Actors Who Could Play Indiana Jones After Harrison Ford

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Indiana Jones 5 Harrison Ford Steven SpielbergIndiana Jones is one of the most iconic figures in movies. He has had four big screen cinematic adventures with a fifth one on the horizon currently set for release on July 10, 2020, marking the last time Harrison Ford wears the iconic fedora.

Director Steven Spielberg has already talked about how the next Indiana Jones could be a woman. The reaction to this news was met with the immediate dismissal that normally comes to recasting an iconic character and typically made worse when someone even makes the mere suggestion of race or gender bending a role. A large amount of this backlash comes from the simple fact that to a good portion of fans it is hard to separate Harrison Ford from the part. Just look at how hard it is for audiences to accept Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo.

Yet unlike Han Solo, it shouldn’t be too difficult for people to imagine another Indiana Jones because we’ve already seen other versions of the character. River Phoenix, Corey Carrier and Sean Patrick Flanery have all portrayed younger incarnations of the character and George Hall played a 90-year-old version of the character. There is a precedent for another actor playing Indiana Jones.

It is highly unlikely Disney will let this brand go. The studio could continue the franchise similarly to Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Creed, doing a midquel set between Last Crusade and Crystal Skull or even a reboot of the franchise. The possibilities are endless. But for now, take at look ten performers that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider as next Indiana Jones. Click Next to get started!

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  • nelson

    I feel bad for Ron Howard and the rest of the cast and crew because I really enjoyed the movie and I wish the film is doing better at the box office but there is no denying that this a backlash against Kathleen Kennedy SJW agenda and Rian Johnson fan fiction film “The Last Jedi”.

    • Bill Agans

      It wasn’t fan fiction.

    • 39steps

      Thank you for using the term “SJW agenda”. It makes it SO much easier to ignore your ridiculousness. Next time I suggest putting it in your opening sentence. The better to quickly click away.