For a long time, Harrison Ford was adamant that he was completed with Star Wars and Han Solo. The actor famously pushed for him to die in Return of the Jedi, and reportedly solely agreed to reprise the function in The Power Awakens if Han would meet his maker within the film. So, it was one thing of a shock when he popped up as a ghost/imaginative and prescient in The Rise of Skywalker, counseling his wayward son Ben.
My idea on the time was that this scene would have initially featured Leia and Ben Solo, however after her demise, J.J. Abrams requested Ford to step in to take her place. And now we’ve heard that he may but have extra time for Star Wars.
Sources near WGTC – the identical ones who mentioned [SPOILERS] could be revealed as a traitor in The Rise of Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano will seem in The Mandalorian, each of which have been right – say that Lucasfilm has spoken to the actor about returning for a Han Solo and Chewbacca spinoff. This is able to be set earlier than The Power Awakens and present us his adventures within the run-up to that movie.
Presumably, this could happen after he and Leia separated within the wake of his son’s flip to the Darkish Facet. And if it was set on this interval, it’d seemingly see him and Chewie aboard the Eravana attempting to trace down the lacking Millennium Falcon whereas participating in some gentle smuggling. Chalk that up as hypothesis for now, although, as plot particulars are nonetheless unclear.
In fact, Lucasfilm acknowledge that the beloved actor is getting on in years, so the plan is outwardly to get another person to do the stuntwork and have Ford sit out for a lot of the motion. However nonetheless, his age means time is of the essence and apparently, the studio needs to get issues underway sooner reasonably than later.
My wager is that whereas Lucasfilm could effectively prefer to see this occur, it would simply not be possible at this stage. For one, it looks like it’d take a number of convincing to get Ford to signal on. However then once more, I believed he would by no means return after Star Wars: The Power Awakens, so I suppose something’s attainable.