Na verdade, sim. Havia planos iniciais para Han Solo aparecer em Revenge of the Sith .
O livro A Arte de Star Wars Episódio 3: A Vingança dos Sith inclui a arte conceitual de um jovem Han Solo e duas sinopse sobre a idéia original.
O Artista de Conceitos Ian McCaig explica:
It’s not in the script anymore, but we were told that Han Solo was on Kashyyyk [in 'Revenge of the Sith'] 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.
e fornece uma nota de script datada
January 10-24, 2003
Lucas asks for a conference room on Kashyyyk - and a costume for a young Han Solo, who is slated to meet Yoda on this planet and actually help him to locate general Grievous. His one and only costume and character style are approved as soon as they're presented.
Solo foi originalmente roteirizado com uma linha de diálogo. O rascunho com esta linha está incluído em A Revenge of the Sith de Making of Star Wars .
I found part of a transmitter droid near the east bay… I think it’s still sending and receiving signals.
Good. Good. Track this we can back to the source. Find General Grievous, we might…
Vale notar que esse conceito não era exatamente novo. The Annotated Screenplays (publicado em 1997) menciona essa ideia até então.
George Lucas: "The idea was that Han solo was an orphan. He was raised by Wookiees, befriended Chewbacca, and they went off."