Perhaps the most surprising news to come from the San Diego Comic Con Fate of the Jedi panel was the announcement by author Troy Denning that he had considered a different ending to Legacy of the Force's final book, Invincible: the return of Anakin Solo.
During a discussion of "Flow-walking," a Force-ability that originated in Denning's Dark Nest Trilogy that allows the limited manipulated of time, he admitted that the Legacy of the Force team had considered using the power to bring back Han Solo and Princess Leia's youngest son, whom has been dead since Denning's 2001 New Jedi Order epic, Star by Star.
The statement drew the biggest reaction from the San Diego crowd, who sounded both shocked and disappointed.
"I really, really wanted to do it," Denning told the audience. "I was worried about the end of the series being too dark when I killed my second Solo son," he went on, referring to Anakin's brother Jacen, who died in Invincible. "When I realized this was what we were going to do I was trying to think of some way to make it positive, so I'd come up with this idea, and we'd use Flow-walking to do that."
Denning went on to explain that they eventually ruled the idea out, admitting to worries by the team over "the can of worms that that was going to open up."
You can view Denning's announcement and the audience reaction here, or all six youtube videos of the Fate of the Jedi Comic Con panel organized at the EUCantina.