It seems we’ll have to wait until 2018’s “Han Solo” movie to see Alden Ehrenreich’s youthful take on the character, as it’s been confirmed that Han Solo will not be appearing in the next “Star Wars” movie, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Speaking to Star Wars Underworld at Star Wars Celebration Europe, “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards said, “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to do this, but I think I should…. Han Solo’s not in the movie.”
Because “Rogue One” is set just before the Battle of Yavin, which takes place in the original “Star Wars,” it would make sense that Ehrenreich’s Han Solo would be kicking around. Regardless, the Phil Lord and Chris Miller-directed “Han Solo” movie will be Ehrenreich’s debut.
Additionally, Kennedy confirmed to the outlet that Hayden Christensen won’t be coming back to portray Darth Vader in “Rogue One,” either. “No. That is not true. I can confirm that. He is not [in “Rogue One”].” Still, Vader will be in the film, and James Earl Jones is back to voice him.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” hits theaters on December 16, 2016, while the “Han Solo” anthology movie is slated for a May 25, 2018 release.
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