Why #MakeSolo2Happen matters

So today is #MakeSolo2Happen day and I’m excited to be a part of it. In case you’re wondering this is a movement of fans who want to see the adventures that started two years ago in SOLO: A Star Wars Story continue.

I joined this movement thinking ‘yeah why not?’ but it’s become something I believe in. Here are some of the reasons why.

Two years old? You look great!!

Like a certain Wookiee, SOLO has aged remarkably well. It didn’t get the audience it deserved at the box office (thanks to lackluster marketing and an awful release date) but it has a strong fanbase which is growing daily

Since home release, and perhaps more since it finding a home on Disney+, there have been a stream of people who have come out in praise of SOLO and wishing they had seen it in cinemas. The audience, and the desire, is there for a sequel. Now is the time – we just need to let Lucasfilm know

Until we reach the last movie, the last Disney+ series, the last spinoff  and can go no higher

One of the most common responses to the hashtag is ‘don’t know about a movie, maybe a series on Disney+’ to which the response is always ‘yeah, definitely!’ We know with the slate bring what it is a series is more realistic and we’re all onboard with it. We just want more Han and Chewie, however we can get it

Another comment is ‘what about an Enfys Nest series, or Maul and Q’ira? And again ‘yeah definitely!’ to that too! Solo left the doors open to a lot of cool stories and we’re open to seeing them all!!

Very few people have seen the StarCave Nebula referenced in a movie (or Carida, or Teräs Käsi or…)

Something I love about SOLO is it went out of it’s way to make reference to EU (now Legends) material.

It made me smile every time an adventure, planet (or martial arts technique) from one of my favourite books, comics or games was said out loud on screen. It had the balance just right and I applaud the approach and want to see more of it!

I know who you are, you’re the good guys

One of the main reasons I believe in the movement is the positivity behind it all. It’s not a petition or demand, just expressing how much we love the movie and making sure Lucasfilm hear about our passion

If you want an example of the positivity check out this tweet from The Resistance Broadcast podcast, creators of the movement

A tweet acknowledging people who might be against them and giving advice on how not to get bombarded with tweets. In a world based on who shouts the loudest this is a refreshing approach. Please check out The Resistance Broadcast

Take a look at The Resistance Broadcast | Star Wars News Net (@RBatSWNN): https://twitter.com/RBatSWNN?s=09

So that’s it from me. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the fun of #MakeSolo2Happen day

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