Hold up: Han Solo's real name might not actually be Han Solo?

Elbert EdwardsMar 25, 2017

That's right, Han Solo was "originally" not named Han Solo, at least according to Disney CEO Bob Iger during a special USC lecture, who revealed some details on what fans can expect in the upcoming spin-off film on Solo. Iger's hints about the story sound intriguing: we'll learn how Solo and wookie pal Chewbacca met and teamed up, plus discover the provenance of "a certain vehicle" - presumably the Millennium Falcon. Han Solo, the cocky space pirate from the Star Wars franchise, may have had a different name when he was younger.

Iger also revealed that he has seen "The Last Jedi" and it's "quite good" (you would hope for stronger words from the head of Disney.).

He also confirmed they're not changing upcoming film The Last Jedi, despite the death of Carrie Fisher.

Most importantly, Iger spoke about Disney's further plans for the future of the Star Wars franchise. To their credit, they moved quickly: it's now five years later, and they're already in production on their third Star Wars movie.

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in the 1977 "Star Wars" movie.

He acknowledged that some digital character was used in "Rogue One", but he made it clear that Fisher won't be brought back that way.

Talking in an interview with Collider, the 55-year-old touched on the film's co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and explained why he thinks the filmmaking duo could end up trumping all of the other Star Wars movies with this one.

"We are just starting to talk about what happens to Star Wars after IX", said Iger. Meanwhile, the 18-24 year range is a pretty life-forming time in one's life regardless, so no matter when in that age-range Chewie shows up, the events are bound to be packed with some serious drama.

Speaking during a lecture at the University of Southern California for the forthcoming Han Solo: A Star Wars Story he chronicled a series of story strands around the character.

She added: "I mean, to everybody".

The as-of-yet untitled Han Solo movie will drop 25 May 2018.

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