Rumors are swirling in the Star Wars universe as Alden Ehrenreich, the actor who portrayed a young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is reportedly set to return to the iconic role. This speculation has been primarily fueled by a recent report from Giant Freakin Robot, suggesting that Ehrenreich may reprise his role as the beloved space smuggler on the small screen.
Ehrenreich originally signed on for three appearances as Han Solo before the release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” However, when the film did not perform as expected at the box office, further plans for the character were shelved. Despite this, the speculation about Ehrenreich’s return never ceased, especially with the advent of Disney+ and its array of exclusive Star Wars content.
Fans have been eagerly campaigning for a sequel to “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” demonstrating significant interest in the character and his further adventures. Given this sustained interest, it’s not entirely surprising that rumors of Ehrenreich’s return are gaining traction. Lucasfilm, fully aware of the audience’s enthusiasm, may indeed be considering bringing the actor back to the Star Wars universe. However, as these series fall under the category of TV shows, the negotiation process may need to start from scratch1.
Sources indicate that a younger version of Han Solo is expected to appear in one of the spinoffs of “The Mandalorian.” In addition, Ehrenreich’s Solo could realistically show up in “Lando,” especially if Donald Glover, who portrayed Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” also returns. It is even suggested that Ehrenreich might lead his own project on the Disney+ streaming service.
While these rumors have not been officially confirmed by the studio, the possibility of Alden Ehrenreich returning as Han Solo adds to the growing anticipation for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Fans of the franchise can only hope that they will soon see Ehrenreich back in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, navigating his way through the galaxy in whatever new adventures await him.
As with all rumors, fans should take this news with a grain of salt until official confirmations are made. However, one thing is certain: the Star Wars universe is continually expanding, and with that expansion comes a galaxy of possibilities for beloved characters. Whether or not Ehrenreich will return to his role as Han Solo remains to be seen, but the potential for his return offers an exciting prospect for Star Wars fans everywhere.