Development on a potential sequel has been noticeably quiet in the years since, with fans of the film urging streaming platform Disney+ to greenlight a follow-up or a series inspired by the movie.
Jon Kasdan, who co-wrote the film with his father Lawrence, has now poured water on the idea.
“Don’t think anyone’s pursuing a Solo sequel at the moment,” he wrote to a fan on Twitter. “I think a feature, at this point, would be a tough sell.”
“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.”
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. My work on Indy is long over but I'm excited there's forward movement!— Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan)March 30, 2020
Directed by Ron Howard and also starring Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, Solo: A Star Wars Story was designed as the latest in a series of spin-off movies based around classic franchise characters.
Following a troubled production, in which its original directors were replaced mid-shoot, the film was released to underwhelming box office.
On a budget of at least $275m, it grossed just $393m worldwide, making it the lowest-grossing live-action Star Wars film in history.