Jon Kasdan Reminds Us 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Could Have Opened TONIGHT

Solo: A Star Wars Story came and went with barely a drop in the box office bucket earlier this year, but writer Jon Kasdan reminds us with a tweet how different things might have been if Solo: A Star Wars Story had opened tonight, rather than back in May.

Since the Disney purchase and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this is our first Christmas season without a Star Wars film in theaters. With so many genre franchises dealing with 'fatigue' due to over-saturation,  Star Wars continues to maintain it's position at the top of the fandom totem pole.

Jon Kasdan Reminds Us 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Could Have Opened TONIGHT

Just imagine if director Ron Howard had more time to finish the film which he took over from Phil Lord and Chris Miller; might it have been different? Better received perhaps by the Star Wars fanbase?

All Cosmic Conflict eyes are focused on 2019, and the release of Star Wars: Episode IX, which will be directed by JJ Abrams and complete the ongoing Skywalker Saga.

What do you think? Would more time have changed your ultimate feelings about Solo, or was the prequel always meant to land with….the other prequels?

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional