With Star Wars Episode IX to be released later this year, one can’t help but speculate on what we can expect from the upcoming film. The Last Jedi saw some mixed reception from fans but this next one will bring The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back at the helm. Abrams may not be the only one back from The Force Awakens as a new “leak” has suggested the return of the ever iconic Han Solo.
As any Star Wars fan would know (Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years), Han Solo died in The Force Awakens at the hands of his son Ben Solo AKA Kylo Ren. We know that Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) has some “issues” to say the least but this latest info suggests a little more backstory on the character and his relationship with his father.
Star Wars Youtuber Mike Zeroh who boasts over 152 K subscribers provides some “leaked details” pertaining to the upcoming film claiming that Han Solo will be in Episode IX. Take into account that this has not been verified so it’s best to take this with a pinch of salt. Apparently, the film will utilize unused footage of Harrison Ford as Han in The Force Awakens to craft a flashback scene with a young Ben Solo. Zeroh explains further:
“A young actor around the age of 10-12 years old is said to be filming a scene as a young Ben Solo, that will be mixed with footage of Han Solo from The Force Awakens. The set design is described as the bottom part of the falcon, with the young actor tweaking the bottom part of the ship.”
According to Zeroh, this scene has Han Solo teaching Ben to become a pilot and this unused footage of Han from The Force Awakens the film will be using has Han lecturing Rey about the Falcon. Not sure how they’re going to mix those two together but the scene will be showing Ben’s childhood with his father and Chewbacca.
It seems fitting to have a flashback featuring Ben and Han as their relationship in the past was not explored as much in the previous films. It would be interesting to see how things play out and this scene would give Kylo Ren a lot more depth if done properly. We don’t know how much of this is actually true but I guess we’ll either find out in Episode IX‘s trailer or the film itself.
Source: Mike Zeroh