One of the greatest highlights of Star Wars is its awesome fan favorite characters. Sure the special effects and the incredible premise always get the best of us. But what good is Star Wars without Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker or Han Solo? With The Last Jedi Trilogy being launched this decade, the Star Wars has started to increase its already colossal fan base with incredible genre-defining storylines and revisiting of old-school characters.
One of those characters is Han Solo – a guy whose story took a completely different route in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Everyone’s beloved Solo died a horrible death at the hands of his own son in the movie. But wait there’s more. There’s a new theory in town. And it says that Han Solo might be coming back in Star Wars Episode IX. Presenting New Star Wars Theory claims Han Solo might be coming back from the dead!!!
Now before we dive into the hypothetical and dangerous world of movie rumors, let us put this out in the open. Brining Han Solo back from the dead would be a terrible, terrible idea. But if it is actually going to happen, then we should listen to this rumor with not just one but both the ears open. Celebrity Star Wars fanatic Kevin Smith once tweeted that Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian from the classic Star Wars Trilogy, will be coming back to reprise his role as the eponymous character. Han Solo might be taking a similar route.
Here is the official tweet from Kevin Smith that is fanning the enormous Star Wars rumor flames:
If, due to a time travel device or the Force, there’s a plot development that allows Lando to repeat his EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line “There’s still a chance to save Han!” and get us back to that fateful bridge on Starkiller base? Then I’ll kiss JJ on the mouth. I’ll French him even. https://t.co/Tf1B4ppnmG
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 10, 2018
A section of the fan base actually took this theory to heart. They are of the opinion that if this is indeed true, then there is a possibility that Han Solo might also be coming back to the mainstream timeline. But it will probably be in the form of someone traveling back to the past aka Time Travel. But is Time Travel really possible in Star Wars? In The Force Awakens, it is revealed that the Star Killer base is actually powered by a mysterious yet powerful form of force Sensitive technology. This power source could be the key to bringing back Han Solo.
Star Wars writer Donna Dickens gives us a good explanation:
“Starkiller Base did not originally drain the sun, it was powered by dark matter. One of the few head scratchers in “The Force Awakens” was how the Starkiller base actually worked. Was it draining one sun after another and then moving on? How did it shoot a beam across the galaxy in real time? Why did it turn INTO a sun at the end (other than the visual metaphor of the light triumphing over the dark?) Turns out, it was never supposed to be powered by the sun. Situated in one place, messing with science they didn’t understand, the First Order was harvesting dark matter to power their weapon. As the matter congealed to be sucked into the core, the light was supposed to dim. Then, using more science they barely understood, they beamed the concentrated dark matter THROUGH the galaxy instead of across it. Basically they were ripping holes in time/space. Oh! And the target didn’t explode originally. It turned into a tiny sun.”
Since being cut in half or even being thrown into the pits of molten lava doesn’t necessarily mean death for the character, fans are hopeful that Star Wars Episode IX just might be paving the way for Han Solo officially ploughing his way back to the franchise. We never actually saw Han Solo die. We just saw his ‘lifeless’ body fall into the pits of the Star Killer base. Could it be?
Star Wars Episode IX releases on 20th December 2019. Star Wars: the force Awakens is already out in Blu-Ray. The official film synopsis for The Force Awakens reads:
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn (John Boyega) crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.