Star Wars fans might be seeing their preferred characters recast after all. Kathleen Kennedy just recently informed Vanity Fair that following the box-office flop, Solo: A Star Wars Story, it’s not likely we will see any iconic characters from the franchise recast by more youthful actors. The 2018 movie saw Alden Ehrenreich take control of the function of Han Solo from Harrison Ford, offering the audience a peek into the pilot’s young smuggling days.

Sadly for Ehrenreich and Disney, the movie didn’t have the success they were wishing for. Solo received blended evaluations from audiences and critics alike, however more significantly, it didn’t earn money at package office. The movie gathered $392.9 million versus a $275 million spending plan, marking it as a failure for Disney. Today, Solo stays the lowest-grossing overall throughout all movies within the Star Wars franchise. This was unforeseen for Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm, who thought that restoring a precious character from the initial trilogy would get fans in seats at the movie theater. She elaborated even more with her ideas on the recasting:


“There should be moments along the way when you learn things. Now it does seem so abundantly clear that we can’t do that.” “We would never make Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford… We also can’t go do something with Luke Skywalker that isn’t Mark Hamill.”

Now Kennedy is backtracking her declarations, leaving space for the possibility of recasting actors from the initial trilogy in more recent movies. The Lucasfilm president just recently talked to Overall Movie to clean up any confusion; she had this to state:

“I never say never. It’s certainly not something that we’re doing with any intention right now. We’re still talking about Lando with Donald Glover, for instance, but I don’t think we would intentionally just look back at some of the characters like Luke and Leia and whatnot and decide arbitrarily to do a story. There would have to be a really strong reason why.”

Kennedy is leaving the door open for future re-castings and even the not likely Solo follow up. Nevertheless, we have actually yet to see if these strategies will ever concern fulfillment.

New Innovation May Permit Studios to Prevent the Need for a Recast

Over the last couple of years, we have actually seen numerous characters go back to the big and little screen, utilizing de-aging innovation. It started with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), with Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing looking like their more youthful selves in the movie. Disney utilized a body double for Fisher and Cushing, then digitally changed their confront with variations of the more youthful actors. Ever since, we have actually seen the method utilized in Star Wars: The Increase of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and The Book of Boba Fett.

The innovation has just continued to enhance with each brand-new model, and the development we’ve seen so far asks the concern, do we even need a recast? Eventually it depends on the fans to choose what they like more, de-aging or modifying the actors totally. Nevertheless, Lucasfilm and Disney will certainly keep their alternatives open progressing with brand-new tasks.