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The Book of Boba Fett bringing back de-aged Luke, Leia and Han?

January 17th, 2022 by Marc Comments

We know that The Book of Boba Fett, unlike The Mandalorian, is proving to be something of a divisive show when it comes to fans.

Some are unhappy with the direction that show is taking, others don’t like coloured speeder bikes, but overall, it’s not quite as all-unifying as Mando was. But that might all change by the end of the show’s run.

We’ve been hearing this rumour for a while and decided to stand off on reporting it, but it just won’t go away and, on top of that, we’re hearing new additional details that might make Star Wars fans’ heads explode.

Word on the Nerdvine is that Harrison Ford has filmed some scenes for an upcoming Star Wars project and, while it could be The Mandalorian Season 3, it seems more likely that its for, you guessed it, The Book of Boba Fett.

Yes, if this is true, Han and Boba may face-off again in the very near future.

Word is the star will be de-aged for the role – the series takes place roughly five years after the end of Return of the Jedi, meaning Ford will have to look much like he did around 1984, meaning he will be considerably de-aged.

Of course, there’s always the option to use Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich, left, for the role but we’re guessing Disney/Lucasfilm are hoping to have the star power of Ford, similar to the jaw-dropping climax of The Mandalorian Season 2 when a de-aged Mark Hamill appeared as Luke Skywalker.

That was the rumour we’ve been hearing for a while now, however, there’s been more news that has added to this that, frankly, if true, could deliver what the fans hoped the movie sequels would but never did.

We’re now hearing that the late Carrie-Fisher’s family have given Lucasfilm the rights to use the actress’ likeness and that it’s very possible we will see Leia along with Han – word is Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd will play Leia with CGI used to make her look more like her late mum.

Not only that, but it’s possible, likely even, that Luke – de-aged Mark Hamill – will also appear in the final scene in the series, all possibly in the Millenium Falcon.

The idea being that, depending on how this was received [we know how that would be received] we could see the trio – em, Billy Dee Williams as Lando too, please – appear more often in future Star Wars shows and possibly in a series of their own, although, I’d imagine the idea of having Han, Leia and Luke together in an ongoing series would be a really money eater, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it could result in an animated show rather than live-action.

It’s interesting as we’ve been hearing Luke may appear in The Book of Boba Fett since last summer (here). We’ve also pondered on the possibility of seeing an animated series focused on Luke and his Jedi Academy – as set up in The Mandalorian Season 2 and the sequel movies – maybe that is where all this is heading. After all, we saw Luke and Leia training together in The Rise of Skywalker, so bringing everyone together for this is certainly plausible.

It’s worth noting too, that Disney/Lucasfilm recently hired Deepfakes artist Shamook, meaning it’s likely that have plans to insert actors into scenarios nature just wouldn’t allow: “As some of you may already know, I joined ILM [Industrial Light and Magic]/Lucasfilms a few months ago and haven’t had the time to work on any new YouTube content,” the YouTuber said.

“Now I’ve settled into my job, uploads should start increasing again. They’ll still be slow, but hopefully not months apart. Enjoy!”

So, what do you think? Of course, this is all rumour and speculation at this point but would you be excited to see Han, Luke and Leia back together? Somethink that, inexplicably, the sequels denied us? Of course you would… right? Let me know your thoughts, folks.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….