Han Solo Was An Alien (And Harrison Ford Almost Didn’t Play Him)


This one’s a twofer. Han Solo was originally envisioned as a green, reptilian alien. He was later made into a human character to make it a little easier on the costuming department and to make the character more relatable. But the most shocking revelation of all may be the fact that Harrison Ford almost didn’t play the character at all. Harrison Ford had worked with George Lucas on American Graffiti and Lucas was determined not to cast anyone who was in Graffiti.Still, Ford won him over and he’s now the lovable scoundrel we all know and love as Han Solo.