“Solo” Success Will Determine Sequels

Filmmaker Ron Howard has confirmed the fairly obvious – should “Solo: A Star Wars Story” be a hit, then prepare for a sequel or two.

Previously the film’s star Alden Ehrenreich, who plays a younger version of Harrison Ford’s character, confirmed he had signed on for multiple “Star Wars” films when he took the role.

Speaking with Fandango this week, Howard says there aren’t any definite plans for “Solo” sequels but should the demand arise, plans will be made:

“I think the fans are going to define all of that. I mean I think that Lucasfilm and Disney in casting actors, and particularly younger actors, want to see what happens and build upon that. Certainly, they want the commitment from the young actors, but there are no concrete plans. I think there’s been a lot of creative energy and now marketing energy going behind this movie.

I think [Disney and Lucasfilm are] going to be very interested to see how people respond to it and take it from there. This whole thing is kind of a cool, ambitious exploration of what the galaxy and the Star Wars sensibility can continue to mean to fans.”

The film is set a full decade before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope,” which allows for further adventures of young Han Solo. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens in cinemas on May 25th.