Emilia Clarke’s Return to Star Wars: What Happened to Qi’Ra After Han Solo?
It’s been a few years since we’ve seen Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra, the beautiful Star Wars femme fatale who stole the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Unfortunately, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (56%) didn’t turn out to be the movie Lucasfilm hoped for, so the supporting characters from it didn’t return for more projects. After a long time, the end of Qi’Ra’s great mission to the galaxy far away is finally revealed, concluding an arc that many were curious about.
Who is Qi’Ra?
Qi’Ra is a young woman who grew up in the underworld of Corellia, an industrial planet controlled by the Empire. After escaping Corellia along with Han Solo, she parts ways with him and begins working for crime leader Dryden Vos on the planet Kessel. Qi’Ra is a cunning and mysterious woman with skills for manipulation and deception, and her loyalty and motivations are not always clear. Throughout the film, her relationship with Han Solo becomes more complex and ambiguous.
Why did the Han Solo movie perform poorly at the box office?
The Han Solo movie wasn’t exactly a flop, but it was the lowest box office gross of the Disney era. Its worldwide revenue was $392 million, which is significantly less than the other films in the Star Wars saga. There are several possible reasons why this production was not as successful at the box office as expected. A major one is that it was released only a few months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi (91%), which may have led to audience fatigue and less excitement for the next installment in the saga. It also had some production problems, with the departure of the original directors and the hiring of Ron Howard as a replacement director. Furthermore, the film was released at a time when there was a lot of competition at the box office, with movies like Avengers: Infinity War (79%) and Deadpool 2 (85%) also in theaters.
What happened to Qi’Ra after Han Solo?
Regardless of the above, the Han Solo movie left the door open for more adventures with Qi’Ra, who ends up abandoning the hero to fulfill a greater goal. Warning, spoilers below. Everything has been resolved in Star Wars: Hidden Empire #5, a comic that finally shows the conclusion of the story of the character played by Emilia Clarke in the cinema. According to the material and Comicbook, Qi’Ra became the leader of the Crimson Dawn, using her power to infiltrate many corners of the galaxy, including the ranks of the Empire; her goal was always to overthrow Palpatine and Darth Vader. In short, most of Qi’Ra’s plans failed, so she made the disintegration of Crimson Dawn effective, asking its members to escape to live their own life. Despite the above, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa learn the story of Qi’Ra and her people, concluding that thanks to them they learned of the existence of the Second Death Star. The final pages of the comic show a Qi’Ra living in solitude after the fall of the Empire.
Will we see Qi’Ra again?
The story of Qi’Ra raised in the Han Solo movie seems to be over. Still, lately, Disney has been inclined to make many characters return, so anything can happen. Fans would love to see Emilia Clarke’s character return to the Star Wars universe, but for now, we’ll have to settle for the exciting new stories set to come out in the franchise, like the upcoming Lando series.