Harrison Ford has had his fair share of iconic roles, but his turn as Star Wars’ Han Solo still remains one of his most beloved. The galactic rogue remains a fan favorite and, even now, there are many fans who would still love to see the character again in some form. Well, if a wild new rumor is to be believed, they might just get their wish. Apparently, Ford will be reprising his famous role one more time for one of the franchise’s small-screen spinoffs.
Harrison Ford is reportedly donning his blaster again for Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett. According to The Sun, the actor will appear as the character in the season finale and will be digitally de-aged to play the part. The site alleges that the actor, who has been filming fellow Lucasfilm production Indiana Jones 5 for the past several months, left the set in order to spend three days shooting his purported cameo in London.
It goes without saying that this is a major piece of news, and one that should be taken with a grain of salt at this point. Still, it would be entirely possible for the Millennium Falcon captain to appear on the new show. The series takes place a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi, which means Han Solo is alive and well. Plus, considering the tense history between him and the titular bounty hunter (Fett delivered him to Jabba the Hutt when he was frozen in carbonite), an appearance from Solo could serve as something of a full-circle moment.
Chewbacca’s deceased best friend was last seen in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In the capper to the Skywalker Saga, a vision of Han appeared before his son, Ben. It was at that moment that he helps the young man reclaim his identity and forsake the Kylo Ren moniker. At the time, the scene appeared to be a solid way of closing the book on the man who once made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
Honestly, a cameo like this would actually make a lot of sense, considering what fans saw on the second season of The Mandalorian. The season finale, which still has plenty of fans in their feelings, featured an appearance by none other than Luke Skywalker. The Jedi Knight appeared in the final moments of the installment, during which he picked up the Force-sensitive Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) and took him to begin his training.
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill actually returned to perform the part and was de-aged in order to do so. The sequence was very well received by fans and even left some grown men in tears. Many subsequently showered praise on Hamill, who in turn took the time to thank director Peyton Reed and series creator Jon Favreau for giving him the opportunity to play the role one more time.
The Book of Boba Fett has only aired one episode at this point, so there’s still plenty of time before a potential appearance from Harrison Ford’s Han Solo would even happen. I’ll be treading cautiously as I wait for that final episode to arrive. However, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be excited by another appearance from one of the galaxy’s greatest outlaws.
The Book of Boba Fett drops new episodes on Disney+ on Wednesdays.
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