The new movie has been the subject of countless rumours, theories and so-called leaks over recent months, as filming is completed around the world. This latest one is – just like the others before it – completely unverified at this point, and should be taken with a huge pinch of salt for the time being. But will we see Han Solo one more time as the trilogy comes to an end?
The new rumour has been reported by prolific Star Wars YouTuber Mike Zeroh; who boasts 152,000 subscribers and posts large volumes of videos relating to the franchise – with a mixed track record on things that end up appearing on screen.
In a new clip, he claims that unused footage of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in 2015’s The Force Awakens is being used to craft a new flashback sequence with a younger Ben Solo – who of course grows up to become Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Zeroh said: “A young actor around the age of 10-12 years old is said to be filming a scene as a young Ben Solo, that will be mixed with footage of Han Solo from The Force Awakens.
“The set design is described as the bottom part of the falcon, with the young actor tweaking the bottom part of the ship.
“It’s described as a scene in which Han Solo teaches Ben to become a pilot just like him.
“The old footage of Han comes from a scene that was never released between Han Solo and Rey in Episode 7, with Han lecturing Rey about the Falcon.”
It’s not the first time something has emerged online relating to a younger version of Kylo Ren – or the use of recycled Harrison Ford material. So will this prove to be legitimate? Time will tell.
In the meantime, fans will now know for definite that no teaser trailer will be released during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, despite earlier speculation.
Instead, a trailer is not expected to be launched until Star Wars Celebration in April, although the title of the trilogy finale could be unveiled well before then.
Filming is gradually wrapping up in the UK, with Anthony Daniels confirming earlier this week that he has completed work as C-3PO.
John Boyega, meanwhile, said the end is on the horizon for his work as Finn.
Star Wars: Episode 9 is out on December 19.