Han Solo has a lot of backstory in the Star Wars universe. He's an orphan, a smuggler, a member of the Rebel Alliance, a friend to the Wookies, and he once successfully made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
But a new comic suggests another line for his personal resume: Married man.
A panel from a new Star Wars comic book that was released this week suggests Han Solo was a space scoundrel in more ways than one.
The comics tell the canonical story of what happened to our heroes between Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Obviously, the comic series is just part of the massive media lead-up to the new Star Wars movie that comes out this December.
A description on Marvel's site says Han Solo is in hot water — something of an understatement, given what the panel reveals!
A beautiful woman with black hair and brown skin descends from a spaceship bearing a blaster and says, "He'd just lie. It's the only thing he's ever been good at. I should know. The name is Sana Solo. I'm his wife." *record scratch*
Given the amount of flirting between the two in Episode 4, Leia would be well within her right to be a little pissed to find out that scruffy-looking nerf-herder is also a two-timer.
Of course, as on Earth, space marriages are probably complicated. Maybe they're in a marriage of convenience for the galactic equivalent of a green card or a solar tax break. Maybe they're separated. Or maybe Sana is lying. But it represents a big shift in the fandom's knowledge of one of its favorite characters, which suggests Marvel isn't afraid to shake things up. That's either a good sign or a very, very bad one, depending on how much you trust Marvel and J.J. Abrams to helm the next generation of Star Wars films.
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