Han Solo will always be one of the most beloved and integral characters of the Star Wars universe. He was popular enough to anchor his own feature film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and was played by young actor Alden Ehrenreich. However, that movie failed to light a fire at the box office, and many fans have been wondering whether or not we would see Ehrenreich take on the iconic smuggler once again. Well, it turns out that he will be back as the character and we know exactly how he will be making his return.
Our trusted inside source – the same one who gave us our confirmed scoop about Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – has discovered that Han Solo will be making his return in some of the upcoming Star Wars shows, and that will include a series that is centered around the smuggler himself. Alden Ehrenreich will be returning to the role so don’t expect any CG face replacement like The Mandalorian recently did with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
From what we have gathered, it sounds like there are some big plans for Han Solo moving forward. We can confirm that We Got This Covered’s report about a show that focuses on Qi’ra and Darth Maul is part of this plan and that Alden Ehrenreich will appear in that series as well. It is possible that this could end up being the setup for Han Solo’s own series. We also believe that there might be some teasers or connections pop up in both The Book of Boba Fett and the eventual Lando series that was announced. Those two characters have strong ties to Han Solo, so we are betting that one or both of those series will either feature Ehrenreich in a supporting role or could feature a cameo appearance by him in order to set up his involvement in the Qi’ra/Maul show or his own series.
If nothing else, our scoop confirms that Alden Ehrenreich is guaranteed to be returning to the Star Wars universe. It is widely known that the actor had multiple sequels as part of his initial contract, but since those were never followed up on, it looks like Disney has renegotiated his payday to factor in these appearances in the Disney+ shows. Frankly, it makes a lot of sense to explore a character like Han Solo through streaming series instead of feature films. He’s a character that can play better in a supporting role than an outright lead, and having him pop up throughout a few different shows could help better endear his version of the character to fans before giving him his own series to headline.
No matter what, we can assuredly say that Han Solo will be playing a vital role in the larger Star Wars universe on Disney+ and that Alden Ehrenreich will be given another crack at making the character his own. It was always going to be thought to follow in the footsteps of Harrison Ford, but allowing Ehrenreich to flesh out his performance through these streaming show appearances could end up being the best-case scenario for him. If we hear any other specifics about his return, we will be sure to let you know.