The 'Star Wars' hero Han Solo has confirmed an earlier report, which had been thought to be fake, that his real-life father was the star of the 1960s TV series 'Man From UNCLE', Napoleon Solo.
Solo Jnr. broke the news during an interview with Movie Mogul magazine about his recent film, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', and said he was, until now, 'bound by secrecy' because of the special secretive work his father did.
An earlier review of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' in Silver Screen movie magazine, reads:
"The movie is partly autobiographical. In it, having escaped from Corellia, Han joins the Imperial Navy as a flight cadet, but when asked about his family name, hesitates. He tells the recruiting officer he has no family, and is "alone". The quick-witted officer then gives him the name 'Solo'. This is a quite extraordinary coincidence, as his surname really IS Solo. In a twist to the story almost nobody would believe, Han is the long-lost son of 1960s 'Man From Uncle' heart-throb Napoleon Solo!"
Nobody believed this review, thinking it was, instead, a spoof item, but when Han spoke to Movie Mogul earlier this week, it became clear that the original review was more truthful than almost anyone would believe.
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