Kathleen Kennedy's comments about recasting Star Wars legacy characters as they did with Han Solo doesn’t bode well for the long-term future of the franchise.
Alden Ehrenreich was recast as a young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, replacing Harrison Ford for the prequel. The movie had a troubled production, with Ron Howard reshooting a large portion of the film after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired over creative differences with Lucasfilm.
Solo: A Star Wars Story failed to recoup its mammoth budget, becoming Star Wars' first bomb. Kathleen Kennedy's comments though suggest that Solo's failure is being attributed primarily to Han Solo being recast.
Prior to Solo: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm had been experimenting with CGI performances for the Star Wars legacy characters.Read more on screenrant.com