#MakeSolo2Happen goes viral as fans demand a sequel to ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

The 2018 film was considered a box office flop

Star Wars fans are campaigning for a sequel to 2018’s Han Solo spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story on the anniversary of its US release.

Solo was considered a box office flop, and was the first Star Wars film to ever make a loss within its second week. It missed its projected North American opening targets by about $30 million (£25m).

Nevertheless, the film received reasonable reviews and holds a 70 percent rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. That site’s critical consensus describes it as “A flawed yet fun and fast-paced spaced adventure [that] should satisfy newcomers to the saga as well as longtime fans who check their expectations at the theatre door.”

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Two years on, fans are now arguing the film deserves more praise, and are campaigning for a sequel with the hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen.

A number of people Tweeting with the hashtag said they wanted to see more of Qi’ra, the new character played by Emilia Clarke. She starred alongside Aaron Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, and Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian.

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The #MakeSolo2Happen campaign was originated by podcasters The Resistance Broadcast last year on the film’s first anniversary.

Although some fans are hopeful that the recent launch of Disney+ would allow a sequel or spin-off series, so far there appear to be no plans to make a Solo sequel a reality.

In March, the film’s writer Jon Kasdan said on Twitter that he thought a sequel would be a “tough sell” and was unlikely to happen.

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