'Star Wars'
A man dressed as a Storm Trooper from "Star Wars" reacts during Star Wars Day in Taipei, Taiwan, May 4, 2016. Reuters/Tyrone Siu

A prominent former cast member was asked about the death of his character recently and he left the door wide open for his return in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” So far, however, there have been no reports of a dead character returning in the forthcoming movie, so the actor may have been joking about his return.

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Ben Solo (Adam Driver) thanked his father after he ran his lightsaber into him. Many considered this the death of Han Solo, but Harrison Ford has a different take on this scene. In an interview with Showbiz411, the actor said that his character is only “resting.”

Ford did not say that his character is “dead,” which means there is a possibility that the character will return in the future. It would not be the first time a major character in the franchise to be presumed dead, only to return later. In the animation series of “Star Wars” Darth Maul was shown to be alive. The Force and his anger kept him alive.

A source close to Ford apparently revealed that Han Solo will return in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” As none of the other websites that have a reputation for leaking authentic information about the movie franchise have confirmed this news; readers are advised to consider this as a rumour at this time.

Meanwhile, new pictures from the production set of the movie have leaked online. The pictures have been posted on Making Star Wars and one of the structures built on the set is being referred to as the “Temple Tree.” There is also a picture of the iconic Millennium Falcon.

One rumoured name of “Star Wars: Episode 8” is “Tale of the Jedi Temple,” which hints at Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) training to be a Jedi. The movie will begin from right where “The Force Awakens” left off, with Rey and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the planet Ahch-To.