Jonathan Kasdan, one of the writers of the Star Wars movie Onlycomments on whether or not Emilia Clarke’s character Qi’ra could return to the franchise. Only was released in 2018 and acted as a prequel to Star Wars: A New Hope, with the film following the adventures of a young Han Solo. The date, Only it remains one of the most expensive films ever made, with a budget of at least $275 million. It was also the first film by Star Wars franchise to bomb at the box office, grossing just $393.2 million, when the production needed to bring in around $500 million just to break even. Only received mixed reviews from audiences, with some of the highest praise going to Donald Glover’s performance as Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke’s portrayal of the new Star Wars Qi’ra character. Only it ended on a mild cliffhanger, with Qi’ra’s fate unknown.
In an interview with THRKasdan says he doesn’t really know if there are plans to resume the Only universe. However, Kasdan says that with the massive success of Disney+ Star Wars success, the streaming service could be the key to further exploring Qi’ra’s story. Kasdan Quotes Marvel’s Halloween Special werewolf at nightsaying that the idea of ashort novel” is intriguing, and this may be the best way to adapt Qi’ra’s story. Read Kasdan’s full comment below:
“Honestly, I don’t know. I’m always afraid to ask Kathy because she can see right through me. Despite all my resistance, she instantly sees through me and can see my desire to tell more stories there. But in recent months, I’ve become intrigued by the wonderful Werewolf by Night as a potential form of storytelling on Disney+. So I would love to see Lucasfilm adopt a short soap opera version to tell some of their stories. This certainly feels like a place where future stories about these characters could live.”
Disney+ remains the best way forward for Star Wars
Although the most recent cinematic additions to the Star Wars universe were a box office success, as were Only and The Rise of Skywalker, Disney+ has been the franchise’s saving grace. The first live action Star Wars series to reach the platform was The Mandalorian in 2019, which will enter Season 3 on March 1, 2023. The series enjoyed massive viewership, with Season 2 alone amassing 14.5 billion minutes watched in 2020. The success of The Mandalorian encouraged Star Wars seek out other live-action television series such as obi wan kenobi🇧🇷 The Book of Boba Fettand walkerall of which had similar success.
Along with the next list of Star Wars TV shows – Ahsoka🇧🇷 sskeleton crewand The Acolyte — was the December 2020 announcement that a Lando Calrissian series was in development. In May, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said the project was still in development and that there were discussions with Donald Glover to reprise his Only Occupation. Although Lando first beat Qi’ra in a Disney+ series, the success of Lando could indicate what the future of Only universe looks like.
What a Qi’ra Disney+ program would look like
Starting out as Han Solo’s childhood friend and lover, Qi’ra became something of an antagonist towards the end of Only, revealing herself to be a student of Darth Maul. Qi’ra abandoned Han to seek out Maul on Dathomir, leaving her history somewhat mysterious. A Qi’ra Disney+ series could not only explore her time training with the Sith, but also delve deeper into her time with Dryden Vos and Crimson Dawn. Nonetheless Only It certainly didn’t live up to Disney’s expectations, the film created a fascinating character in Qi’ra, and there’s still hope that her story can be explored in a different medium.