Han Solo’s Death Will Strongly Be Felt in Star Wars: Episode VIII


According to multiple reports, a funeral scene most likely filmed in Dubrovnik in Croatia  will have major repercussions on the political landscape of the galaxy…

When Kylo Ren — formerly known as Ben Solo — drove his plasma bladed lightsaber through the heart of his father, Han Solo, it was one of the most shocking moments in Star Wars cinematic history. It set a darker tone to what had been a more or less lighthearted Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Now according to some digging by Vine Reportit would appear as if Han Solo’s death will have far reaching repercussions throughout the galaxy.

"“Han’s life may be over but “The Force Awakens” will definitely not be the last time that the fan-favorite smuggler will be referred to in the future installments of “Star Wars.” In fact, rumor has it that the upcoming installment in the space soap opera will have an emotional funeral for General Solo and will be a venue for the start of political talks in the galaxy.”"

This all vibes with what we reported two-months earlier, when photos of citizens of an as yet unnamed planet were dressed in black robes and a galactic-type police force was seen filming scenes.

However, this is not some sort of weird convoluted rumor that Harrison Ford will make an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VIII. If you remember, after Kylo Ren nee-Ben Solo drove that lightsaber through his father’s chest, Han fell into what appeared to be a bottomless chasm…and then the planet exploded.

So, unless he appears as some sort of Force ghost (pssst: he wasn’t a Jedi, this can’t happen), or in flashbacks, it’s a safe bet to assume Harrison Ford will never again grace the big screen in a Star Wars film.

What is interesting, however, is how Leia will take the opportunity of Han’s memorial funeral, to try and rally the remaining systems loyal to the Republic and the Resistance, in order to fight Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order.

If the reports are in fact true, and Han’s funeral is the spark of a political summit of sorts, then I can immagine the First Order wanting to take advantage of all the high ranking officials in one place, and attempt another assassination attempt on the remaining senators.

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Oh well, we’ve got a long way to go until Star Wars: Episode VIII premieres worldwide in December of 2017, so I would expect more and more rumors and leaks to start pouring out, so stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as we try and make sense of what is possibly legit, and what is not.