Will Harrison Ford Appear in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’?

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A rumor is circulating that actor Harrison Ford has filmed a cameo as Han Solo in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’. According to the rumor, the actor left the set of the fifth Indiana Jones movie for three days so that he could film the scene.

While it would be exciting to see Ford in the role of Han Solo once again, we are taking this rumor with a grain of salt.


The main reason that we are having a hard time believing Ford’s return is the main source. The news comes from ‘The Sun’, which has a shady reputation to begin with. Worse yet is that the headline states:

“HAN ‘RETURNS’ Harrison Ford, 79, ‘films scenes to return as Han Solo’ in Disney’s new Star Wars TV spin-off The Book of Bobba Fett”

If the writer can’t even get the name of the title character correct (it’s Boba, not Bobba), why are we supposed to believe the rest of the story?

Also, it’s well known that Ford has tried to distance himself from the character of Han Solo. It’s been said unofficially that part of the agreement for him to return for ‘The Force Awakens’ was that the character would be killed off.


Age is another reason why we find the rumor hard to swallow. Harrison Ford is 79 years old. ‘’The Book of Boba Fett’ takes place approximately nine years after The Battle of Yavin, and Han Solo would be half Ford’s age.

Mark Hamill did successfully (and quietly) return for the finale of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian’ on Disney+, using de-aging technology and a body double. It’s doubtful that Lucasfilm would try the same trick again.

If Han Solo is in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, he would more likely be portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich, who played the role in 2018’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’.

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo

All doubts aside, we hope that the rumor is true. We would love to see Harrison Ford one more time in the role that made him a household name.

‘The Book of Boba Fett’ currently airs on Disney+.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.