Disney owns two biggest franchises on the planet. Star Wars and Marvel (Avatar too but we’ll wait for that), and it is no surprise that Disney is tuned to milk both of them. Both are prized properties, and they are continuously generating content for upcoming online Disney plus service which is expected to be Disney’s next cash cow. Disney is already working on three Star Wars shows and eight MCU shows. The latest rumour is that Solo: A Star Wars Story is getting a show on Disney+.
The unusual thing is that the movie didn’t quite get the build of hype right and it suffered leaks before the release and ultimately got mixed responses from fans and critics. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the lowest-grossing live-action movie of the whole Star Wars series. Despite this, Solo has become somewhat of a cult favourite and Disney is looking to feature him in Disney+.
While it seems that the original characters Han Solo and Chewbacca won’t appear now, there are still many ways the series would work. The most obvious would be to go with Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. It could take the route of The Mandalorian and focus on the outer edges of the Star Wars universe, with a crime story following crime lord Dryden Vos and the Crimson Dawn. This could also give the option of bringing some fan-favourite characters back for cameo appearances, with Han, Chewie and even Darth Maul being likely candidates.
Along with The Mandalorian, the only Star Wars shows officially confirmed so far are the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Ewan McGregor and the still-untitled prequel following Rogue One’s Cassian Andor. But with Marvel Studios recently announcing several more new projects, it will only be a matter of time before Star Wars follows suit.
Star Wars is building up the hype yet again and fans will be delighted to see some classic characters back on screen.