Confirmed: Han Solo will not be in Rogue One


Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, have finally put to bed the rumors regarding young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…

During the Star Wars Celebration in London, England, Extra caught up with Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, and asked him if Alden Ehrenreich, as young Han Solo, would be appearing in the film. Edwards responded:

"“I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should… I can put to bed, Han Solo is not in the movie.”"

There you have it, from the mouth of the director himself: Han Solo will not be in Rogue One. Extra went one-step farther, and talked to Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, and asked her the same question, and even asked about the rumor regarding Hayden Christensen being in the film:

"“Not true.”"

Gareth Edwards then addressed the Rogue One reshoots stories that plagued the internet last month.

"“I’ve done reshoots on every film I’ve ever made, but I guess when you do ‘Star Wars’ you have a microscope over you, which is fine and good.”"

It’s good to see both Edwards and Kennedy speaking out on the rumors swirling around Rogue One. Rumors about a film’s problems tend to escalate rather quickly on the internet — something Edwards himself alluded to.

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I will say that I’m slightly disappointed Hayden Christensen won’t be in Rogue One. I personally would love to see him return to Star Wars, in some capacity, be it a Force Ghost or even a younger version of Darth Vader. Rogue One hits theaters this December.