Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich is open to returning to the role of Han Solo but only if the story feels right.
Solo: A Star Wars Story was sadly a film that had a lot stacked against it. It was a film that some would argue nobody wanted and was plagued with a number of behind the scenes production issues that resulted in original directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord being replaced by Ron Howard. Ron Howard reportedly had to reshoot a great deal of the film, bumping up its budget to around $275M.
The end result was a film that garnered mostly positive reviews but failed at the box office, only earning $392M worldwide. This ultimately prompted Disney and Lucasfilm to shut down similar projects and put more concentration on the company’s new streaming service, Disney+. But Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich is still willing to portray the character.
While appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Alden Ehrenreich was asked if he was willing to return to the role of Han Solo. He confirmed that he was but it the story would actually have to evolve him into the character we saw at the start of Star Wars: A New Hope:
“I would. It would have to be the right version of it. What’s cool and kind of free, in a way, is the real fun of [Han Solo], my favorite part of that character, is something that kicks in at the end of the movie. It’s when he becomes that guy at the end, that’s the guy we love. So getting to that, and going from there is interesting, so we’ll see. But I think now they’re being so inventive with how they’re using Star Wars and putting out stories in a different way that maybe I could see some out of the box interesting iteration of it somewhere. We’ll see, who knows?”
What do you all thing of Alden Ehrenreich’s performance in Solo: A Star Wars Story? Would you like to see him reprise the role of Han Solo? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:
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, and Paul Bettany.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Star Wars and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
Source: Happy Sad Confused