Disney has ruined the Star Wars franchise. Each movie they have made in the new series additions for the franchise has shown —repeatedly— the folly of putting social justice freaks in charge of the production.
Yet, like the NFL, Disney just had to put social justice warriors at the helm. Well Disney, this is what they have brought to the table:
The predictions and guesstimates for how far Walt Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will fall over its opening weekend are… varied. I’ve seen everything from a $50 million+ second weekend (-42%) to a $25m second weekend (-69%). If I had to make a prediction under penalty of death, I’d say a 55% drop (about on par with recent Memorial Day openers) for a $38m weekend and an over/under $160m ten-day total.
That wouldn’t be a great look for Disney’s newest Star Wars movie even if it weren’t being ignored overseas. It may not be bad news for Star Wars or Lucasfilm. In fact, from a certain point of view, I might argue that the financial failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story is excellent news for fans who want better (or at least different) Star Wars movies going forward.
The only way they do this is if Disney brings in some quality actors and directors and fires Berkeley hack producer Kathleen Kennedy.