– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Star Wars is at quite the interesting place right now. While many mainstream audiences seem to be pleased with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there is an undeniable chunk of folks who hate everything the film brought to the table. Sadly enough, the next film on Lucasfilm’s docket isn’t necessarily something with the best track record.

The next flick to hit will be none other than Solo: A Star Wars Story, a project that’s been mired in controversy for the past several months. While the movie seemed to be doing okay initially, its problems became all too clear when Lucasfilm fired directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and hired Ron Howard in their place.

Now, a new report from ScreenGeek is suggesting that Lucasfilm is fully expecting the film to flop. Here’s what their source said:

“Disney is bracing themselves for the Han Solo movie to bomb. They were worried about it before all The Last Jedi controversy, but now they’re essentially writing Solo off. The lead actor, Alden Ehrenreich, can’t act, and they had a dialogue coach on hand for all of his scenes. On top of that, the script is unworkable. It’s going to be a car crash.”

So is this confirmation that the Star Wars universe is slowly careening off a cliff? Not so fast. Cinelinx editor-in-chief Jordan Maison has apparently heard the exact opposite from his own sources, saying:

“This is directly opposite what I’ve been hearing. One of the reasons they let Howard shoot so much more than initially planned was b/c of how much they liked the way he was going with everything. I heard the higher ups are pleased with his initial cut…but whatevs.”

So what does this mean? Well, we honestly won’t know for a bit. Considering we don’t even have a trailer yet, it’s impossible to tell just who to believe here. Guess we’ll have to just take both accounts with heaping grains of salt.

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SOURCE: ScreenGeek, Cinelinx

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.