May 23 marked the one-year anniversary of the release of the Star Wars spinoff film Solo: A Star Wars Story. While the film set up a potential sequel, a second movie was never announced, given that the film under-performed at the box-office (by Disney standards).
Therefore, fans used the one-year anniversary as an opportunity to get the #MakeSolo2Happen hashtag trending on Twitter -- something that caught the attention of Solo screenwriter Jon Kasdan. Taking the time to thanks fans for their support, the scribe also teased the sequel's story.
"Beyond grateful & galvanized by the #MakeSolo2Happen energy on Twitter today," Kasdan wrote. "Means so much to everyone involved & [your] enthusiasm makes it possible for us to keep advocating for it! 'Cause, the Maker knows, there's a WAR story set in a Galaxy Far Far Away that's yet to be told..."
Beyond grateful & galvanized by the #MakeSolo2Happen energy on Twitter today. Means so much to everyone involved & ur enthusiasm makes it possible for us to keep advocating for it! 'Cause, the Maker knows, there's a WAR story set in a Galaxy Far Far Away that's yet to be told... pic.twitter.com/8Y3YEhC4SU— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) May 23, 2019
The "war story" tease also came with an image, featuring the logos of three powerful crime syndicates in the Star Wars universe: Crimson Dawn, which had a central role in Solo; the Hutts from Tatooine; and the Pyke Family. From this tease, it appears as if a Solo sequel would find Han and Chewie caught in the middle of a full-blown crime syndicate war.
While more Star Wars films are currently planned for release, Disney and Lucasfilm have not yet revealed what exactly the projects are and if a Solo sequel is among them. The next entry in the saga will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.