It's easy to see what roles Luke and Leia might play in the years after ROTJ. Luke will presumably become a Jedi Master and rebuild the Order, while Leia could either stay involved in politics, become a Jedi herself, or both. But what role does Han play? I don't see him saying active with the military or anything. And with a new Republic, he would have no one to smuggle past. Where will be at the start of Ep VII? I suppose it could also depend on whether he's still involved with Leia. If she's involved in politics, is he too in some way? Seems unlikely to me. If she's a Jedi, how does he spend his time? Do he and Chewie just work transporting goods? I can definitely see an aging cowboy arc like you see in Westerns, where an aimless Han feels like he has no place with the new times, and when a new threat rears its head, he goes out in a blaze of glory with the Falcon... Other thoughts?