Via Ew.com:

A new Star Wars book tells the story of the galaxy’s most notorious rogue from multiple dimensions.

Star Wars Icons: Han Solo explores the character’s origin, his history in the galactic civil war and beyond, and the behind-the-scenes stories from multiple eras and two different actors who brought the captain of the Millennium Falcon to life.

Written by former EW editor Gina McIntyre, the book is on sale now from Sideshow Collectibles.

“It is a complete biography of the character, from the early drafts of George Lucas’ first scripts all the way up through [Solo: A Star Wars Story,] and beyond the character’s legacy in popular culture,” McIntyre says. She also explores “his appearances in the Star Wars novels, and comic books. It’s pretty comprehensive.”

The stories are accompanied by concept art illustrations, classic photos, and imagery of virtually every iteration of the character, from action figures to video games. McIntyre conducted original interviews not just with Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich, but also J.J. Abrams, Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew, and dozens of others.

Below is an excerpt from the chapter “Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder” which covers the filming of The Empire Strikes Back. In it, Ford shares the untold story of his ill-fated journey to Finse, Norway to film the Hoth scenes.

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