In the wake of yesterday’s rumor that there might be a young Han Solo film… Did you know that George Lucas considered having a 10-year-old Han cameo in Revenge of the Sith? Slashfilm pulled the scans and this Iain McCaig quote from The Art of Revenge of the Sith:
It’s not in the script anymore, but we were told that Han Solo was on Kashyyyk and that he was being raised by Chewbacca. He’s such a persnickety guy later on – he always has to have the best of everything – so I thought it’d be great if when he was a kid, he was an absolute slob.
From the script:
HAN SOLO: I found part of a transmitter droid near the east bay… I think it’s still sending and receiving signals.
YODA: Good. Good. Track this we can back to the source. Find General Grievous, we might…
I doubt that any of this will prove particularly relevant to an actual Han origin film, if it even happens, but it’s an interesting little factoid to kick around.