Young Han Solo Won't Appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 3:16PM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - 3:16PM
Young Han Solo Won't Appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
As is the case for any Star Wars movie, there has been a deluge of rumors surrounding Rogue One, many of which will turn out to be completely false. Now, it looks like we can already confirm that one of the most persistent rumors is totally fabricated: that young Han Solo will have a cameo in the movie.

The rumors that young Han Solo would appear in Rogue One have been swirling around ever since Alden Ehrenreich was cast for the Han Solo prequel film, since many speculated that he was cast early so as to allow time for an introduction in an earlier film. But at Star Wars Celebration, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards defied the Disney assassins and let the fans know a little spoiler (or non-spoiler, depending on how you look at it):



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"I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this, but I think I should... Han Solo's not in the movie," he told Extra TV (via Star Wars Underworld).
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And for less surprising news, Extra TV also got Kathleen Kennedy to debunk the rumor that Hayden Christensen would appear as Anakin Skywalker:


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"No. That is not true. I can confirm that. He is not."
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Although we know that Darth Vader will appear in Rogue One, and in a fairly significant role, it wouldn't make much sense for Christensen to return. It's already been reported that James Earl Jones would return to voice Vader, with very tall extras donning the robes, so the only reason for Christensen to appear would be flashbacks to Vader's Anakin days. But still, it's a relief to hear that Rogue One will be its own entity, regardless of Vader's appearance, and won't include cameos from characters like Han Solo that wouldn't really make much sense.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on November 16.
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