Solo sequel? A Boba Fett Star Wars movie is in the works

Solo sequel? A Boba Fett Star Wars movie is in the works

Typically, one would not complain about an opening weekend north of $100 million, but the $101 million fetched by the latest installment in the Star Wars universe over the entire Memorial Day weekend is, indeed, hugely disappointing.

L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) one of the newest additions from Solo: A Star Wars Story has a surprising connection to the 1980 classic, The Empire Strikes Back. It's a film that delights in winking and nodding at dialogue from the past, while filling in backstory gaps with all of the subtlety of a blaster shot to the face. The two have previously worked together on Logan, the final Wolverine movie to star Hugh Jackman.

Overseas ticket sales were even worse. In comparison, last weekend's Deadpool 2 grossed $125 million over three days on a $110 million budget... and that movie was rated R and not marketed to families. Disney Last year, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" opened over Memorial Day's four-day weekend and took in $78.4 million.

Solo was of course beset by high-profile production challenges, including the removal (read: firing) of original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It's sure to earn more than most movies do, simply because it's a Star Wars.

Solo is the second stand-alone Star Wars anthology film. This is also not the first time a Boba Fett movie has been suggested.

The Enfys Nest revelation was one of Solo: A Star Wars Story's saving graces.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story is in cinemas now.

Disney disagrees, noting that Marvel movies come out at even shorter intervals - "Thor: Ragnarok" in November, "Black Panther" in February, "Infinity War" in April.

But in that instance, it went from releasing an origin story followed by an established Avengers movie. Solo: A Star Wars Story also marks the return to the traditional May release date for the Star Wars franchise, with this exact date also marking the 41st anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and the 35th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Audiences weren't exhausted; they were pumped up for it.

If "Solo" was a better movie, this would all be moot.

He also makes an appearance in the 2002 prequel Attack Of The Clones as a child clone who helps his father Jango Fett escape - but later sees him decapitated.

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