As Solo: A Star Wars Story gears up its marketing campaign, star Alden Ehrenreich has revealed the film may not be his last with Lucasfilm.
Asked how many movies he's signed on for, Ehrenreich told Esquire, "Three," before adding, "I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But — yeah."
Obviously, Lucasfilm's plans for Ehrenreich will depend much on the box-office performance of Solo, which tells the story of the fan-favorite rogue's early years, including his partnership with Chewbacca, his meeting with Lando Calrissian, and his acquisition of the Millennium Falcon. Early projections place the film on track to earn $150 million domestically in its opening weekend, which is about what Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed in its 2016 bow. Rogue One went on to earn more than a billion dollars worldwide, so it's possible Solo could duplicate that success.
Following the departure of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller last year, there were reports that Lucasfilm wasn't satisfied with Ehrenreich's performance as a young Han Solo. Although there reports that the studio hired an acting coach to assist Ehrenreich, he downplayed the rumors. “She was part of conversations that happened for a couple weeks at one point,” he told Esquire, “but that was basically it.”
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.