Ron Howard Feels Badly About Solo: A Star Wars Story Underperforming

Solo A Star Wars Story finished second to Ocean's 8 at the box office this week.                  Jonathan Olley

It's highly unusual for a Star Wars movie to be anything less than a huge box office success, but the recent spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story has proved to be a financial disappointment. There has been an outpouring of fan love for Tran and her role as Rose Tico, the first woman of color to lead a Star Wars film, including the #FanArtForRose trend that highlighted true fans' admiration for the actor and character.

Solo's director, Ron Howard, has been actively backing his film via his social media account since its release.

The 64-year-old stepped in to take charge of the film after original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord exited the project and last month he revealed he was expecting his take on the Han Solo origin story to be controversial. So far, Solo has earned $176 million domestically and might not earn a profit on a budget of $250 million.

Kennedy, who was promoted Lucasfilm president after George Lucas sold the company to The Walt Disney Company in 2012, will continue to serve as the head of Lucasfilm, overseeing future Star Wars projects as well as Indiana Jones 5. Down With Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys' aim is for Star Wars to be controlled by a studio who will reverse "forced diversity" and "bring back the Straight White Male Hero that isn't manufactured by a corrupt corporation".

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.

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