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Hot on the heels of our report about Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine being featured in Star Wars Rebels, The Bearded Trio reports we should be seeing Han Solo in the second season of Star Wars Rebels:
Our source has told us that a certain actor who we won’t mention at this time has been considered for a role in the second season of Star Wars Rebels and that role is Han Solo. The actor has been associated with playing the character previously.
We were told by our source “It’s not concrete yet but he is in talks to do the cameo of Han Solo in season 2.”
That’s really cool news and awesome to hear. I heard that Lando had a friend in his appearance in Season 2 and it has made me wonder if it is Han Solo (I didn’t even think it would be Han when I heard it). If there is any accuracy that the next Star Wars stand-alone spin-off is Han Solo, it would almost make sense to use that actor if its a “Young Han Solo” film. We did hear Aaron Paul was linked to a Han Solo movie and now Aaron Paul has been confirmed by the trades as a contender for a part in the first spin-off. So in a way, this appearance might make a cool connection to the first spin-off film.
It is pretty interesting to see this development. In my brief conversations with Dave Filoni on the idea of Han Solo in an animated show, reaching all the way back to The Clone Wars, he seemed reluctant to touch Solo, feeling it would be a contested and hot topic. However, I suppose when you have Simon Kinberg on your team, you probably get a little more brazen on that subject. Indeed, Star Wars Rebels has literally used just about every single major character from the Original Trilogy at this point and even a few from the Prequel Trilogy that survived.
Nice work, The Bearded Trio!
(EDIT: My source was not inferring Han Solo and Lando are in the same episode after all)