Han Solo Is Grounded Because He Can’t Get A Passport


No, not Harrison Ford. He’s doing just fine, other than a leg brace and a limp, and presumably has a valid passport that will take him wherever he wants to go next. The one having trouble is the real Han Solo who is unable to leave his native England. Star Wars fan Dominic Kimberley had his name legally changed to Han Solo, but it seems the change isn’t going over so well with the bureaucrats in charge of issuing passports. According to The Mirror:

The new name is on Han’s bank card but he can’t get a passport under the moniker because it is based on a fictional character.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail , he admitted it took his mum, Catherine, some time to get used to the new name.

“She said: ‘You’ve gone a galaxy too far this time’,” he laughed. “But she saw the funny side.

“I’ve always been a fan of the films, and Han Solo was always my favourite character.

“Really, I just wanted to see how easy it was to change my name.

“I introduce myself as Han Solo and most people laugh, but old pals call me Dom. It makes their day when I walk into the bank.”

Can’t get a passport, Han Solo? Sounds like a #NerdWorldProblem.

(via Topless Robot/ Image via The Mirror)


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