Star Wars plus the Internet means that as long as the franchise exists people are going to guess, question, and speculate. With Obi-Wan Kenobi arriving a week and two months from now, Speculation is running rampant with regard to what and whom we’ll see in the series. We already know that the Grand Inquisitor will appear, although we’ll set the subject of fan uproar over his appearance aside for now. Other rumors have Temuera Morrison appearing in some capacity. One rumor even suggests Han Solo is already shown in the trailer. One of these rumors is likely, the other is ridiculous.
First, let’s talk about Temuera Morrison. The prevailing rumor is that he will appear in the series, though not likely as Boba Fett. The Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer lends credence to that notion, too. In one scene, the Grand Inquisitor is questioning a bald character whose head does resemble that of Morrison. If you manipulate the image, however, you can clearly see that the character has cybernetic implants:
If it is indeed Temuera Morrison, then this character is more than likely Echo. It’s certainly possible that in the years that pass between The Bad Batch and Kenobi series he’d have updated cybernetic technology. Does this signal a live-action Bad Batch crossover? Perhaps… But Solo? No.
No Han Solo in Obi-Wan Kenobi series
One site claims that they’re “fairly certain that none other than Han Solo is hiding in the shadows of this Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer.” The basis for their (incorrect) guess is the scene in the trailer wherein a cloaked figure with a blaster faces off against the franchise’s newest Inquisitor. Well say it right now: Do not put any faith in this rumor. The assumption that the figure is Han Solo, sadly, reveals the writer’s complete lack of familiarity with Solo, or his weapon of choice.
Without enhancement, even the casual Star Wars fan can see that the blaster that the figure is holding is most definitely not Solo’s signature DL-44 heavy blaster. Enhance the photo and, well…. Let this be a lesson in taking such rumors with the proverbial grain of salt before believing them. As always, until Lucasfilm confirms it, it’s speculation at best…. But this one is just absurd from the get-go.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premiers May 25, 2022 on Disney+.