Disney Makes Massive Change to Han Solo's Star Wars Origin Story

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It's no secret that Disney has made drastic changes to the Star Wars franchise since its acquisition of the science-fiction property a full decade ago. Through the years, the House of Mouse continued to shake up the canon by removing established elements and relegating them to the "Expanded Universe" while incorporating new ones. Now, just when you thought the current canon is already secure, the company is making yet another change to a beloved character.

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Apparently, the new Star Wars comic published by Marvel Comics has completely ignored the existence of Han Solo's parents Jaina and Jonash Solo. In the newly-launched comic book series Han Solo & Chewbacca (via ComicBookMovie), it was revealed that Han doesn't have a recollection of his parents, contrary to what the Legends canon originally established.

The comic also introduces fans to Han's "actual" father — a man named Ovan. In 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jaina and Jonash's names were never mentioned and the film established Han as an orphan who originally didn't even have a surname, with "Solo" being given to him by an Imperial officer.

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We don't for sure whether or not this is just misdirection on Disney's part but given the fact that the company has been notorious for making alterations to the Star Wars canon, this one shouldn't come as a surprise. It'll be interesting to see though if Jaina and Jonash will continue to exist in Disney's new canon.


Meanwhile, you can watch Solo: A Star Wars Story on Disney+.