Star Wars: Episode IX Leaks Say Han Solo Might Return

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Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) might have driven a lightsaber straight through his father's gut as a testament to his loyalty to the Dark Side in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but with so many other characters returning in Star Wars: Episode IX, rumor has started going around saying that Han (Harrison Ford) just might return in the third and final chapter of the sequel trilogy.

A Redditor (via Cosmic Book News) claiming to have a wife working in Pinewood Studios just recently teased "Han is Back." While the legitimacy of a simple Reddit post is so easy to question, this same person released an image of Episode IX New Year goodies gifted by J.J. Abrams himself.

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The image went around the site for a good while last night, giving away new details about Episode IX. Aside from a production T-shirt, the gift also contained two bottles, one of which contained sand from a very "familiar" and "sacred" planet, the other of which contained beans from a "Jedi-eating beast."

The post didn't last a day on the site, but that was enough for fans to take notice of the image. The fine sand from a very "familiar" and "sacred" planet could very well mean the return to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Jedha, a planet but desert-filled and sacred to the Jedi. The "Jedi-eating beast" could very well be a new creature that Rey (Daisy Ridley) encounters in Episode IX – something we're excited to see in the film.

Of course, as with any post made online, fans ought to take this new rumor with a grain of salt. Anyone can say anything online, really. We'll just have to wait for some confirmation from Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.

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