Mark Hamill is worried Solo: A Star Wars story is too close to the last Jedi. After George Lucas had completed the work in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, it seemed for a long time no longer films in the series. In 2012, everything changed when it became known that Lucas had sold the franchise to Disney for $ 4 billion and a new list of Star Wars films would hit the market.
As Star Wars, there was never any doubt that the new films would be financially successful, and although The Last Jedi was received by the fans generally unevenly, they were generally also very well received. In addition to direct sequels to the original films, Disney announced independent adventures that would allow them to explore other stories. Rogue One told the story of how the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star’s plans, and the next Solo: A Star Wars story will explore the earliest days of everyone’s favorite smuggler.
Solo: A Star Wars story will be released in May, just 5 months after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now, in a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Mark Hamill has expressed concern over the pace of Disney at the franchise’s launch date.
I will say that you should control yourself, because you do not want to overly saturate it. I said to Disney, “Really? Five months after our departure comes [Solo: A Star Wars Story]. At least you can not wait until Christmas? But they have booked things, they make Marvel and their own films. I can not achieve that. The actor, however, is a fan of the idea that independent movies like Solo can break the formula of numbered tickets and play a bit.
Well, there should be no limit to the narrative, as this is a canvas that is so infinite. With independent films, they can all have their own identity. Rogue One can be tough and warlike … I think I do not know, but I think Solo will be more comedy oriented because he’s a villain, a villain and a player, and a womanizer and all of those things. I think the advantage of independent films is that they do not have to follow the formula of a trilogy so they can set their premise, agree, do and go, and the audience wants more. So there are endless possibilities. While the actor has a point with regard to the potentially unsaturated Disney fans, it seems unlikely that the compressed timing of the throws will meaningfully affect the cash register of Solo. Although the response to the trailer of the new adventure was positive, it’s hard to ignore that the film was somewhat overshadowed by its problematic production.
The original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were fired when filming was about to finish, and Ron Howard quickly came to re-record most of his recordings. Of course, this has significantly increased the budget of the movie and you need to get a very healthy number before breaking even. Despite the production issues, fans of Solo: A Star Wars story seem to be thrilled. I hope the scars of their battles behind the scenes are not visible in the final version.