The Disney company has subsumed a lot of major franchises into their fold. They went on an acquisition spree in the last decade and a half and this has served them well. With almost all major entertainment and fantasy releases bearing the Disney brand name on their original reels, it is safe to see that the company is making a lot of profit. Their latest venture is The Book Of Boba Fett which has just premiered on Disney+. This series picks up after the events of The Mandalorian season 2 and The Return of The Jedi so the fans have started speculating. Basically, Harrison Ford is rumored to return as Han Solo in The book of Boba Fett.
Ever since Star Wars went back to Lucasfilm, things have been a little different. Although the franchise is still distributed by Disney, all creative decisions are now made by Lucasfilms. This was readily apparent by the tight narrative-driven storytelling of The Mandalorian seasons 1 and 2. Since the next installment in this story is The Book of Boba Fett, fans expect the return of some of the cast from the original trilogy.
The Harrison Ford rumor has been started by The Sun in this post. Here, they discuss how the actor allegedly took a break from shooting Indiana Jones 5 and went off to shoot something where he was to be digitally de-aged. The fandom has exploded on this news. Many fans predict that this break was taken to accommodate The Book Of Boba Fett‘s shooting schedule. People are speculating that Harrison Ford used this break to finish the shooting of the final episode of The Book of Boba Fett.
Harrison Ford is rumored to return as Han Solo
It is likely that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in the season finale of this Disney+ show. Even though it is still speculation at this point, fans seem to be excited about the prospect. Stick with us as we explore the possibilities of what could happen here? You see, fans have been excited ever since they saw Mark Hamill in The Mandalorian. It signified that the showrunners are not afraid to bring in old characters into these new shows. This gives the shows much more credibility in the universe.
Also, this means that there is definitely going to be an interaction between Boba Fett and Han Solo. This will be the first canon meetup of the pair after the incident where Boba Fett captures Solo for Jabba The Hutt. The capture of Solo is one of the turning points of the film and allegedly leads to his demise. So it seems that the fans might get to see the space cowboy Han Solo battle it out with the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Whether this is a good thing or not is yet to be determined.
We feel that the absence of Harrison Ford from the set of Indiana Jones 5 could be explained in other ways. It could simply be that the actor is tired and wanted to take a break from his hectic schedule. Or it is possible that he was injured in the shooting or had some personal affairs to take care of. The only reliable piece of information we have is that Harrison Ford handed off the responsibility of shooting over to his body double for a couple of days. For what reason, it is still unclear.
The entire premise that this break was for the shooting of the final episode of The Book Of Boba Fett is complete conjecture without any backing. We feel it is nice to speculate for the fandom because it signifies that the fans still have certain expectations from the show. But doing it without any viable leads can be a slippery slope. All in all, it is a real possibility that Harrison Ford might appear as Han Solo in The Book of Boba Fett but the fans need to manage their expectations the best they can.
We feel it is imperative that Star Wars fans understand that Lucasfilms might have the rights back for their beloved films but the property is still largely distributed by Disney and the mouse will always maintain some control. Let us know what you think about this rumor down in the comments below.