Han Solo’s name might not be Han Solo. Let that sink in for a second, and then go ahead and freak TF out.
During a talk at USC, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, happened to slip into conversation that we’re going to learn a lot about Han Solo’s backstory in the stand-alone young Han Solo movie. We’ll learn things like how he and Chewbacca first met, how he won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian, oh and also how Han Solo got his name.
Han Solo might not even be Han Solo, and we don’t know what to believe anymore. It was the shot heard ’round the Star Wars world, and it’s not even a who-shot-first-? situation, but a WHO shot first? Because who even is Han Solo anymore? What’s even going on? What is life? Feels like we’re in a sarlacc pit of despair.
If there’s one thing you don’t want to do, it’s drop a major Star Wars bombshell like this, especially one that concerns everyone’s favorite scruffy looking nerf herder. It took Twitter all of .5 seconds to respond to this.
At least we’ve now been blessed with all sorts of great Han Solo origin jokes:
Then Han Solo movie lands in theaters in one year and two months and one day on May 25th, 2018. We’ll get through this together.