Many fans are still waiting impatiently for an announcement of Solo 2. It is questionable, however, that the second Star Wars story after Rogue One will continue in the cinema. After all, the film not only disappointed many viewers and critics, but also at the box office. But the adventures of the young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) could now be continued indirectly and in a different way.
Because right now there are rumors that Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) got her personal TV series for Disney Plus. This has not been officially confirmed at the moment, but there are actually various reasons for it. You can find an overview of all other planned Star Wars series for Disney Plus here:
Any new series planned for Disney +
Is there a Qi’ra series coming on Disney Plus?
The rumor that Qi’ra is coming to her own TV series for Disney Plus can be traced back to an alleged exclusive report from ThatHashtagShow lead back. The portal is generally regarded as trustworthy, even if its information has not always hit the mark in the past.
Still, there are a few good reasons why it would be in favor of a Qi’ra series on Disney Plus.
Which speaks for the rumor
Qi’ra currently plays a major role: In the Star Wars comics, Qi’ra is long back after the events of Solo. Between episodes 5 and 6, Qi’ra leads the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate after Maul was killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi in the animated series Rebels.
With Crimson Dawn, Qi’ra tries to play off the rebel alliance and the Galactic Empire against each other. The character Qi’ra is accordingly prominent and was noticed in December 2021 Crimson Reign even donated its own spin-off comic.
This story is currently in full swing, so it is not known what will become of Qi’ra and its criminal syndicate in the wake of it. The assumption is, however, that Disney is setting the course for further appearances of the character.
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In addition, there are already initial speculations as to how Qi’ra could also return outside of the comics. But be prepared potential spoilers on The Book of Boba Fett warned.
Warning: the following paragraph contains spoilers
It’s not officially confirmed, but there are currently numerous theories and alleged leaks floating around the net that Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn could play an important role in the TV series The Book of Boba Fett. That would make perfect sense, since Boba Fett declared himself a new crime boss and thus brought himself into the sights of competing syndicates – such as that of the Hutts. However, it remains to be seen whether there is anything to these rumors.
Emilia Clarke is open to a return: Actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) has spoken to each other in the past (for example in an interview with TheHollywoodReporter) repeatedly for wanting to return to the Star Wars universe. We also already know that Clarke was cast on Disney Plus for the Marvel series Secret Invasion.
So if Clarke wants to return as an actress and Disney has already won her over for another TV series, nothing stands in the way of a project like a potential Qi’ra series
Fans want a sequel: Last but not least, it should not be overlooked that numerous Star Wars fans are vehemently advocating a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story. For example, a major online campaign was launched in 2020, with many votes in favor of a new movie or TV series on Disney Plus.
Disney and Lucasfilm are no doubt aware that there is an interest in the stories and characters that Solo introduced. A separate TV series for Lando Calrissian has also been announced. Accordingly, it would not be surprising at all if Qi’ra returned in a similar manner.
Solo: A Star Wars Story 2
Why fans want a sequel
Why Solo: A Star Wars Story is considered a flop
Solo: A Star Wars Story opened in theaters in 2018, but was overshadowed by immense problems even before its release. While filming was still in progress, the two directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired and replaced by Ron Howard.
In the course of this, around 70 percent of the film was re-shot, which resulted in the already substantial budget to an estimated 250 million US-Dollar grew. The costs could not be recouped at the box office, causing Disney a loss of approximately 77 million US dollars.
In addition, neither critics nor viewers of Solo: A Star Wars Story were too impressed and the reviews were mostly mixed. We ourselves referred to the return of Han Solo in our film review as
Disenchantment of a legend.
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The flop of Solo: A Star Wars Story even ensured that Disney overturned its entire strategy for Star Wars: The movies will not continue until 2023, while TV series for Disney Plus such as The Mandalorian and Co concentrated. You can get an overview of Disney’s current cinema plans for Star Wars here.
What do you think of the rumors: Would you love to see a TV series about Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn? Or would you prefer a real Solo 2 for the cinemas? Let us know in the comments!