A younger Han Solo was originally supposed to appear in “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” helping Yoda in the battle of Kashyyk.

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“Star Wars” creator George Lucas originally planned to bring in Han Solo for a cameo in “Revenge of the Sith.”

  • The script called for Han Solo to be orphaned on Kashyyk — which is likely where he would have met Chewbacca, who comes from the planet — and help Yoda during his escape.
  • However, Lucas rejected the idea.
  • “This is stupid,” he said.
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The information comes from Paul Duncan’s “Star Wars Archives Episode 1-3 The Prequels” book. The Deseret News was sent a digital copy of the book.

Han Solo eventually received his own origin story film called “Solo,” where we learn how he meets Chewbacca and what happened in his life before “A New Hope.”

The Millennium Falcon does appear (kind of):

All of that said, the Millennium Falcon (or so we think) makes a cameo appearance in “Revenge of the Sith.” When Chancellor Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker return to Coruscant after the opening rescue scene, eagle-eyed viewers will notice the Millennium Falcon in the bottom part of the screen.

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However, due to how the Millennium Falcon appeared in “Solo,” there speculation among fans that the ship is actually a regular Corellian freighter and not the Falcon itself.