While the specific reason can't be pinpointed, a number of factors resulted in Solo: A Star Wars Story becoming a box office disappointment. Paul Bettany, who played Dryden Vos, loved the movie but is as perplexed as anyone as to why it is considered a "disappointment," especially given how passionate some fans became about the adventure.
"I loved the movie. I went to see the movie and I loved it," Bettany shared with MTV. "I knew some real dyed-in-the-wool nerd fans, Ryan Adams, for instance, who was like, 'It's so fantastic, I love it!' and then he went to see it again. I took him to the premiere and then he went to see it again. It was confusing to me. I thought the story was so great, I thought the execution was so great, so it was surprising, to me."
Solo has currently grossed $212 million domestically after nearly two months of release, putting it more than $100 million
"It's also peculiar being in a movie that makes hundreds of millions of dollars and people say, 'It's just not enough,'" Bettany confessed. "The thing with Star Wars is eventually everybody on the planet's gonna see that movie and I really am proud of it and I loved playing Dryden Vos. I loved him. He's delicious."
One of the prevailing theories about Solo's disappointing numbers is that, with a Star Wars film
You can pick up Solo: A Star Wars Story September 14th on digital, and on Blu-ray September 25th.
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