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Alden Ehrenreich Customarily Signed for Three Movies in Case Lucasfilm Decides to Make Solo Sequels

Discussion in 'Solo' started by SWNN Probe, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    In an interview with Esquire, Alden Ehrenreich revealed that he signed up for three movies with Lucasfilm. Now before you jump out of your seat (or throw your device out a window depending how you feel), this does not mean that sequels to Solo: A Star Wars Story will be made. It is customary for actors to be signed up for more than one movie to contractually lock them in, in the event a movie studio wants to make sequels as a follow up to a successful film. This has been the case for previous Star Wars actors, so let's try to put this in perspective.





    First the quote from Esquire to establish context.

    Now just because Ehrenreich is signed up for three films doesn't mean a Solo sequel is on the horizon, or will ever happen. It very well could happen, but the fact that he is signed for three doesn't add any weight to it.



    For example, Felicity Jones who played Jyn Erso in Rogue One, had a sequel option in her contract. As we all know Jyn Erso died at the end of Rogue One (it was two years ago I am not throwing up a 'spoiler alert' tag for that at this point), so what's the point of a sequel in her contract? Options. Signing an actor to a continually running and expanding film franchise is a smart move by Lucasfilm, as it provides them with options.



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    Another example, one more closely tied to Solo. A few weeks ago we reported information a source gave us - that the actress signed on to play Solo villain Enfys Nest is signed for multiple films as well. Like Jyn Erso, this doesn't necessarily mean Enfys Nest will survive the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but in a franchise that is expanding its universe more than collapsing it, keeping options open for story-telling is a proactive, smart, and customary move these days.



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    It would not shock me if it was eventually revealed that Donald Glover was also signed on for multiple film options, among other cast members of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The purpose of this piece is not to burst the bubble of anyone hoping we could get an entire trilogy about a young Han Solo. The timeline could work assuming Solo doesn't end with Han and Chewie rolling up to Mos Eisley. I am just trying to put some realistic, referential, and logical perspective on this story.



    We assume what Alden Ehrenreich said is accurate, which means the fact here is yes he is signed on to play Han Solo for multiple films. We mentioned this as far back as when Lord and Miller were still directing the movie. But this does not guarantee a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story will be made, and at the same time doesn't rule out the possibility of young Han popping up in another film or possibly even a live action TV series! What this has done is provide Lucasfilm with options, which is a good thing!



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    One thing we do know is that a Han Solo movie is happening, and it opens in theaters in just over four weeks!



    John Hoey

    'For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.'





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    In an interview with Esquire, Alden Ehrenreich revealed that he signed up for three movies with Lucasfilm. Now before you jump out of your seat (or throw your device out a window depending how you feel), this does not mean that sequels to Solo: A Star Wars Story will be made. It is customary for actors to be signed up for more than one movie to contractually lock them in, in the event a movie studio wants to make sequels as a follow up to a successful film. This has been the case for previous Star Wars actors, so let's try to put this in perspective.





    First the quote from Esquire to establish context.

    Now just because Ehrenreich is signed up for three films doesn't mean a Solo sequel is on the horizon, or will ever happen. It very well could happen, but the fact that he is signed for three doesn't add any weight to it.



    For example, Felicity Jones who played Jyn Erso in Rogue One, had a sequel option in her contract. As we all know Jyn Erso died at the end of Rogue One (it was two years ago I am not throwing up a 'spoiler alert' tag for that at this point), so what's the point of a sequel in her contract? Options. Signing an actor to a continually running and expanding film franchise is a smart move by Lucasfilm, as it provides them with options.



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    Another example, one more closely tied to Solo. A few weeks ago we reported information a source gave us - that the actress signed on to play Solo villain Enfys Nest is signed for multiple films as well. Like Jyn Erso, this doesn't necessarily mean Enfys Nest will survive the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but in a franchise that is expanding its universe more than collapsing it, keeping options open for story-telling is a proactive, smart, and customary move these days.



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    It would not shock me if it was eventually revealed that Donald Glover was also signed on for multiple film options, among other cast members of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The purpose of this piece is not to burst the bubble of anyone hoping we could get an entire trilogy about a young Han Solo. The timeline could work assuming Solo doesn't end with Han and Chewie rolling up to Mos Eisley. I am just trying to put some realistic, referential, and logical perspective on this story.



    We assume what Alden Ehrenreich said is accurate, which means the fact here is yes he is signed on to play Han Solo for multiple films. We mentioned this as far back as when Lord and Miller were still directing the movie. But this does not guarantee a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story will be made, and at the same time doesn't rule out the possibility of young Han popping up in another film or possibly even a live action TV series! What this has done is provide Lucasfilm with options, which is a good thing!



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    One thing we do know is that a Han Solo movie is happening, and it opens in theaters in just over four weeks!



    John Hoey

    'For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.'





    Click HERE to check out and comment on this topic on our main site
     
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    Even though I haven't seen the movie yet, I would really dig having more young Solo movies. To me, at least, having just one might feel like a weird blip on the radar--"remember that time they recast Solo?"--but having a trilogy or something would make it more of a thing in my mind. Like Young Indiana Jones.
     
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    "will return"? That's clickbait! Did Felicity Jones or Diego Luna return? Did George Clooney return as Batman even though he had a contract for several sequels? No. It's pretty common to hold actors for more movies. This said, it would be cool to see Alden in EPIX in a flashback with young Ben.
     
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    Or it could be that he turns up in other Standalone Films as Han Solo but not necessarily a Han Solo centric one.
     
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    Since "Solo" is apparently going to show all the main events in Han's past (meeting Chewie, Lando, Kessel Run, getting his gun and winning the Falcon), any potential sequel would be based upon original ideas and stories. So, if "Solo" succeeds, we might have a great opportunity to expand the canon.
     
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    It's a win, win scenario for everyone. I hope more movies follow.
     
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    There is this famous quote of Han's:

    "...I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff...."

    With that in mind, I think the character of Solo would have had many amazing adventures leading up to A New Hope.

    Any Solo sequels could easily tap into that while developing the galaxy even further and working in classic and new bounty hunters, possible love interests, and other characters.

    I think Han Solo is a great character, and even more so along with Chewie and Lando, and also a potentially great storytelling vehicle (as is the Falcon) with his unique perspective and position in the Star Wars universe.

    So, I personally would welcome seeing some of that "strange stuff" =)

    Perhaps the storytellers envision a possible development similar to that of the Ocean's heist movies (Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen) or maybe find some inspiration in comparably popular movies:

    https://www.ranker.com/list/heist-movies-and-films/reference

    I do hope Solo succeeds in amazing Star Wars fans and gives them something fun to cheer about!

    Success only improves the odds of there being more such films, but, as Han would say, "Never tell me the odds!"

    (han)(chewbacca)(lando)
     
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