If you're looking towards the future of Star Wars, the answer is simple: turn on Disney+. The streaming service is likely the new home for any new hopeful Star Wars content in the near future, and for some, the hope is that it can be the place to continue the reported scrapped side projects of Star Wars. Among the reasons for the cancellation of said projects was the disappointing performance of Lucasfilm's second spin-off film: Solo: A Star Wars Story. Still, with Star Wars' early success on Disney+, one could still hold out hope of continuing Han Solo's story through the streaming service. So is there hope of that coming to fruition? According to Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan, it seems very unlikely.
In a response to a fan via Twitter, writer Jonathan Kasdan noted that a Solo sequel is unlikely to happen, on Disney+ no less:
Don't think anyone's pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment @KenobiJj I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell & the D+ Star Wars slate is really...pretty packed, all shows I'm lookin forward to…Certainly appreciate but hard to advocate for & here's why: with multiple SW series in development/production, set at different points in the timeline. Without knowing what stories they're telling (& I don't) hard to know what a Solo series would even be with so much on the way.
Kasdan's Twitter responses can be viewed below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker having concluded the Skywalker saga on the big screen, the future of Star Wars content is undoubtedly on Disney+, as is apparent with the successful launch of The Mandalorian. With an Obi-Wan series in the works, as well as the rumored development of an Ahsoka Tano live-action series, Lucasfilm clearly has a plan for what type of projects are to be developed for streaming: new and innovative content focusing on characters that still have much to be explored. In the case of Han Solo as a character, we've arguably seen his full story arc play out to fruition with a prequel film, through the original trilogy, and concluding in the sequel trilogy. Combined with the less-than-stellar enthusiasm for the 2018 spin-off film, it's not surprising that there isn't strong hope for a sequel in the future.