RUMOR: Star Wars Vet Harrison Ford Returning for Book of Boba Fett
A new rumor suggests Star Wars veteran Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in Disney+'s The Book of Boba Fett.
According to The Sun, Ford was on the Book of Boba Fett set for several days in between shooting Indiana Jones 5 in London. It's believed that the 79-year-old Ford will be digitally de-aged to make his appearance more in line with the original trilogy era.
Ford made his Star Wars debut in 1977's A New Hope, playing Millennium Falcon pilot and bonafide scoundrel Han Solo. Over the course of the film, he experiences a change of heart and joins the Rebel Alliance, but his new allegiances land him in hot water (or rather carbonite), which he's broken free of in Return of the Jedi. In that film, Han meets bounty hunter Boba Fett and inadvertently knocks him into the sarlacc pit -- the aftermath of which factors into The Book of Boba Fett's first episode.
In the old Expanded Universe (Star Wars stories that are no longer canon following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm), Boba Fett and Han Solo had several encounters post-Return of the Jedi. In fact, the two even became close friends after putting their differences aside, with Fett taking Han's daughter Jaina under his wing to help her kill her brother Jacen, who fell to the dark side and became Darth Caedus.
A de-aged Han Solo returning in The Book of Boba Fett would follow in the footsteps of The Mandalorian, which brought back a Return of the Jedi-era Luke Skywalker in the Season 2 finale to train Grogu.
The Book of Boba Fett centers on Boba Fett and Fennec Shand as they assume control of the late Jabba the Hutt's criminal enterprise on Tatooine. Season 1 is slated to run for seven episodes, and while a second season hasn't been confirmed, executive producer Robert Rodriguez isn't ruling one out. "If people really love it, I'm sure they'd want to make more," he explained in December.
New episodes of The Book of Boba Fett premiere Wednesdays on Disney+.