HAN SOLO - Not His Real Name??? Plus Disney Boss on the Future of STAR WARS

Still from 'The Empire Strikes Back'
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In discussing the details of the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger may have revealed that the iconic smuggler's real name isn't "Han Solo" at all.

Speaking at a conference at USC Tech (via Variety), Iger explained that the film will follow Solo's life from the age of 18 to the age of 24, and would show the origin of the Millennium Falcon, as well as Solo's relationship with "a certain Wookiee." 

"You'll also discover how he got his name," Iger added. This would be the first indication that, in the new Star Wars canon, "Han Solo" may be an alias.

Iger also discussed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Episode IX, and beyond, reassuring the audience that Princess Leia's role in The Last Jedi would remain unchanged despite Carrie Fisher's untimely death late in 2016. Iger also reiterated that the studio would not attempt to digitally recreate Fisher's likeness, a la Princess Leia's brief appearance in Rogue One, for Episode IX.

As for what comes after Episode IX, Iger said the studio was considering the next steps for the Star Wars franchise - including films which Iger said could becoming out "for the next decade and a half."

Han Solo is currently in production for a May 25, 2018 release.

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