As is the case with most franchises, Star wars has had its ups and downs over the years, and one of the lowest came just a year after the very first Star wars movie, New hope, has been freed. Televised Star Wars Holiday Special has been mocked by critics, it has never been rebroadcast or aired on home media. That said, some things from the special have since been included in other corners of the official page. Star wars cannon.
In reality, Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jon Kasdan has done his best to include more references to the Star Wars Holiday Special, although in the end he only managed to slip one.
As Chewbacca’s dialogue is never captioned in the Star wars movies you wouldn’t catch the Star Wars Holiday Special reference looking Solo: A Star Wars Story, but looking at the script snippet shared on Twitter, we see that Chewbacca presents himself to Han as the son of Attichitcuk. Chewbacca’s father, nicknamed Itchy, appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special, but since Disney got the Star wars franchise, this particular story was deemed non-canon, which is understandable.
So this mention of Attichitcuk in the Solo: A Star Wars Story the script integrates it into the official Star wars canon, but we don’t know if we’ll ever meet him. George Lucas planned to have a “reinvented” Attichitcuk appear in Revenge of the Sith, but this idea was eventually abandoned. Who knows, though, maybe Attichitcuk might appear later in a printed page. Star wars tale.
Even if Solo: A Star Wars Story Ended with several lingering plot threads, such as Han and Chewbacca’s first encounter with Jabba the Hutt and Qi’ra working more closely with Darth Maul, the film’s commercial performance makes it unlikely that a sequel will be made. This has not stopped people from pleading for Solo 2, but after leaving The Rise of Skywalker in December, the cinematographic side of the Star wars The universe will continue with the trilogy supervised by David Benioff and DB Weiss from 2022 to 2026.
However, this does not mean that the Solo corner of the Star wars the universe could no longer be explored. In addition to novels and comics remaining an option, Disney + also offers a new avenue on screen to tell more stories. The Mandalorian will debut in November and the Cassian Andor series will follow a year or two later, so maybe we could get a third live action Star wars series centered on Qi’ra, Enfys Nest or the Han version of Alden Ehrenreich.
One thing I don’t expect to include on Disney + is the Star Wars Holiday Special. Lucasfilm may be okay with incorporating elements into the canon (Boba Fett being the most notable example), but there is no indication that that or that Disney wants to watch the special itself again. But hey, maybe I’ll be wrong.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on the Star wars franchise, which will continue on the big screen when The Rise of Skywalker arrives December 20.