Disney film chief thinks Solo: A Star Wars Story reception was a little unfair

The Star Wars franchise found itself in unfamiliar territory last year, with Disney and Lucasfilm’s second Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story becoming the first instalment in the series to disappoint at the box office.

Coming off a troubled production where Ron Howard was brought in to reshoot the majority of the film after the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller – and finding itself being in the unfortunate position of opening just five months after the hugely divisive Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Solo was met with mixed reviews, and grossed just $392 million at the box office – a far cry from the billion dollar plus hauls of Disney’s first three Star Wars movies.

Speaking to THR, Disney’s film chief Alan Horn spoke about the sky high expectations placed upon Disney’s big movie offerings, stating that he felt the media reaction to Solo was a little unfair.
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