Han Solo Died

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While drafting out Return of the Jedi, the original plan was for Han Solo to die near the end of the film. Originally, he and Princess Leia were to lead an assault on the empire’s home base, a city planet (which was reused and became Coruscant in the prequel trilogy). Han Solo was to die, adding a layer of depth and darkeness to the final film. But George Lucas scrapped the idea because he was worried about toy sales.