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Han Solo being frozen in carbonite was not originally planned in the first Star Wars trilogy, but the event became one of Harrison Ford’s defining moments in the franchise. Here’s why George Lucas changed the character’s arc and what Ford wanted to happen to Han Solo.

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After being betrayed by Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, the heroes were handed over to Darth Vader. Han was then selected as the test subject to be frozen alive in a slab of carbonite. As he was being dragged to the chamber by Stormtroopers, Han Solo Carbonite Area Rugs . Princess Leia informed Han that she loved him – to which he replied with the iconic line, “I know.” After being frozen Han was then given to Boba Fett, who intended to deliver the man to Jabba the Hutt for a bounty.

Han was still frozen in carbonite at the start of Return of the Jedi. Luke, Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca eventually rescue their friend so that he could rejoin the Rebel Alliance’s efforts against the Empire but that wasn’t always the original plan. Han was never supposed to be captured by Darth Vader in Empire Strikes Back. Lucas intended for the rebel to fly off with Chewie on the Millenium Falcon at the end of the film with the plan to return to his full compacity in Return of the Jedi. Due to Ford’s uncertainty in reprising his role as Han, Lucas decided to stall the character’s arc by freezing him in carbonite.