Alden Ehrenreich has confirmed that he is signed up for two more Star Wars movies.
In an interview with Esquire, Alden Ehrenreich – star of Solo: A Star Wars Story – revealed that he is contracted to appear in two more movies set in the galaxy far, far away. Despite the first film in which he plays the role of Han Solo not yet having hit cinemas, the actor has confirmed that he is signed on for a further two cinematic instalments.
“Three,” he says, then flinches, understanding he may have just created a disturbance in the Force. “I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.” Anyway: Between auditions for Solo, Ehrenreich took a trip out to Death Valley. “I stayed in, like, a high-end tepee, which you can rent out there,” he says. “I’m making myself sound a lot more rugged than I actually am. I’m also getting green juices delivered to the tepee.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a troubled production, with original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (now back in the brick universe producing The LEGO Movie Sequel) replaced by Ron Howard after a falling out with Lucasfilm. That could have led to original plans for more Han Solo films having been shelved, particularly when considered in conjunction with the news that Rian Johnson is developing a new cinematic trilogy, and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on a series of films.
That said, Lucasfilm has proven adept at keeping upcoming projects under wraps, so whether Alden Ehrenreich will get to reprise the role made famous by Harrison Ford has yet to be seen – but there is the possibility that, to paraphrase another never ending franchise, Han Solo will return.