Solo Writer Teases Which Characters Could Return to Star Wars

Exclusive: Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan teases which characters from the spin-off could return to the Star Wars universe in the future.

As the star wars franchise continues to expand on the small screen, Solo: A Star Wars Screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan offered some teasing about which characters in the film might return. Kasdan took over writing the credits of the anthology film when his father, Lawrence Kasdan, was asked by Lucasfilm and Disney to write the screenplay for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were originally at the helm of Solo: A Star Wars Story before being fired by the studio over creative differences and was replaced by Ron Howard.

Alden Ehrenreich directed the casting of Solo: A Star Wars Story as a young Han in his early days in the underworld where he meets his future mate Chewbacca and embarks on a dangerous heist. Alongside Ehrenreich, the film’s cast included Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandiwe Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Paul Bettany. Although it initially debuted to mixed reviews from audiences and box office bombings, Solo: A Star Wars Story has slowly gained fan favor over the years since its release, and audiences may be about to see the sequel to the anthology film.

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While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant to star wars celebration event, Solo Writer Jonathan Kasdan shared his thoughts on the potential for storylines in the spin-off film continuity. Kasdan confirmed that he had held talks with The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau about the possibility and named two key characters he thinks will return in the future. Check out what Kasdan shared below:

“I think one day we’ll see what happened and how Qi’ra progressed through the world and through crime syndicates. I spoke to Jon Favreau about it; he’s a huge fan of this movie and some of the stuff that we’re building. I always say, ‘Well, you’re the guy to figure it out.’ I always rely on him to keep the story alive and keep it going. Star Wars goes into so many fun directions. Specifically, I saw this trailer for Andor today and thought, “Enfys Nest is going to appear somewhere in this show. Hope a lot of these folks continue the journeys that they performed.”


Qi'ra smiles in Solo A Star Wars Story.

While a variety of plot threads were left open at the end of the film, one of the biggest that audiences kept citing as needing expansion was that of Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra. The action-packed climax saw Qi’ra slay Paul Bettany’s Vos and take command of the Crimson Dawn criminal empire and be called upon by Darth Maul to venture to Dathomir to meet him and plan a courses for their future. Theories regarding Qi’ra’s return swirled as star wars franchise extended to Disney+, namely Boba Fett’s Book as various crime factions related to Crimson Dawn appeared, though she would not be seen in the Division series.


The public also expressed interest in seeing Solo‘s Enfys Nest is making its way to the star wars universe in the future, with actress Erin Kellyman herself saying she would totally play the character again if given the opportunity. Since Kellyman has since developed a strong relationship with the House of Mouse, starring in both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier like Karli Morgenthau and the next willow sequel series, it seems possible that she could find her way back to a galaxy far, far away. Additionally, Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed that Lucasfilm is in talks with Donald Glover for the Lando Calrissian Disney+ series and Andor set five years before the event of the original star wars movie, there are a number of paths for Qi’ra and Enfys Nest to return.


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