As of this writing, Solo: A Star Wars Story has taken in a disappointing $179.9 million in box office revenue in just under a week. Any normal film would be celebrating those numbers, but when you’re a Star Wars film that was made for over $250 million, the perspective is shifted oh-so-slightly. As of right now, one Disney exec has expressed that they will be dissecting it to see the factors that went into its performance so they can avoid it in the future.
We’ve heard a reaction from director Ron Howard who, while disappointed that it fell short of expectations, celebrated a personal victory (as he should, since the film ended up being a solid, cohesive ride, despite all the production drama). Now, one of the film’s co-writers, Jon Kasdan took to social media to share his own two cents. Here’s what he had to say:
“Look, ‘fell short of expectations’ isn’t what anyone hopes to hear in the bedroom or at the box office but, mostly, I’m just thrilled by the reaction to #Solo. And if ya want more #underworld stories, keep askin’ Disney and Lucasfilm for ’em! Believe it or not, they listen.”
Indeed, money does talk, and if fans actually did enjoy the film for what it is, they do really have a responsibility to make it out to the theaters. While I do understand that some fans likely boycotted the film to show how much they hated The Last Jedi, the experience in Solo was so different that all they’re doing is boycotting Indiana Jones-esque heist standalone Star Wars flicks.
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SOURCE: Jon Kasdan