Disney Is Preparing For “Solo” To Bomb At The Box Office

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After the mixed reception by Star Wars fans concerning “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, it seems Disney is preparing itself for the worst when “Solo: A Star Wars Story” comes out this May.

According to Screen Geek:

A source close to the film’s production has informed us:

Disney is bracing themselves for the Han Solo movie to bomb. They were worried about it before all The Last Jedi controversy, but now they’re essentially writing Solo off. The lead actor, Alden Ehrenreich, can’t act, and they had a dialogue coach on hand for all of his scenes. On top of that, the script is unworkable. It’s going to be a car crash.

I hate to say it but Disney is behaving like Warner Brothers when they tried to mirror the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Brothers should have taken their time with releasing individual superhero movies accumulating to the formation of Justice League, but Warner Brothers wanted Avengers like box office money right away, and now they are stuck with a mess on their hands.

Disney knows it is sitting on a gold mine with Star Wars and feels it’s necessary to have a Star Wars movie released annually in order to apply that box office revenue to their year end earnings. But if you dont have a good story, just dont bother making the movie. The consumers of today have a lot more access to reviews from both critics and audiences that have seen a particular movie that they are interested in, and if those scores are low, they are going to save their hard earned money for another movie.

Disney’s goal should always be quality over quantity.

Here is hoping for the best, but like Disney, prepare for the worst when Solo is released on May 25, 2018.

Source: Screen Geek

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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT.

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  • I always tend to give movies a chance before judging them based on rumors and hearsay, but…this looks like it is going to be awful. It looks like the cast of Glee or something. I have a bad feeling about this.

    • Yes we were. I also had on my news feed today that “Last Jedi Soars During Xmas Weekend” and “Last Jedi Bombing and Dropping Fast”

      The movie has made $800 million dollars in 11 days.

  • I am curious what insider information a guy from St Petersburg Florida has about the inner workings a a major movie studio and potential concerns they may have. While everyone with access to a computer is free to spout off their opinions, it doesn’t mean there is any basis in fact whatsoever.
    I enjoyed the authors cautionary take on Disney behaving like Warner Brothers in relation to the Star Wars franchise as if there have been nothing but bombs so far. Let’s consider the revenue made for each film they’ve had so far with their releases.

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens= $2 BILLION

    Star Wars: Rogue One= $1 BILLION

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi= $800 MILLION after 2 weeks.

    If the author is going to make wild claims about the failing handling of a Franchise, these number certainly don’t support that narrative. If you want to attack the creative aspects, then knock yourself out. To state that Disney is “preparing for a bomb”, without any credible sources, just feels like sloppy, fan boy, internet trolling. We have yet to even see a trailer, and people are already saying “it looks awful.” Based on what???

  • Do you think these terrible but profitable movies can hold up the movie and t.v. divisions so that more of the money made from the parks can be invested into the Parks?

  • “Alden Ehrenreich, can’t act, and they had a dialogue coach on hand for all of his scenes”

    Then why would you even bother casting him. that makes no sense
    I feel disney is trying to take Lucas approach to casting unknowns, incase they become big.
    but come on. i would have fired him day 1, like Eric Stoltz on BTTF, before they recast it with Michael J Fox.

    • Eric Stoltz didn’t get fired Day 1, he shot for a month and then he was fired for playing it too seriously, that doesn’t mean he can’t act though. It sounds more like it was a bad script, and they’re placing the blame everywhere else. First it was the directors and now it’s the lead. Lawrence Kasden writes better dark Star Wars movies, this movie needs to be fun and upbeat, I don’t see that happening from them.

  • I think plenty of fans will see it just to see it solely on the fact that it expands the Star Wars universe. I can’t imagine that everyone is super excited for a backstory for Han Solo. The story of how the First Order came about from the Empire and how Snoke rose to power would be more interesting. What would be a better movie for once would be to show the other side of the battle, not the rebels side.

  • Joe is probably a nice guy.
    But sorry, he has no business writing these articles on this site.

    I’m a huge fan of WDWNT, he cheapens it.

  • JJ Abrams did a great job leaving possibilities open with TFA. I couldn’t wait for TLJ. Rian scewed up everything. This is the first time in my 42 years of life that I will not see a SW film twice. What a waste. I loved Rogue One, and I pray Solo is just as good. Not holding my breath though, after the crap show Disney allowed with TLJ. Still gonna go see it though.