Harrison Ford Speaks About Reprised Role As Han Solo In Upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Harrison Ford Speaks About Reprised Role As Han Solo In Upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
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The recently released “Star Wars:  The Force Awakens” trailer shows scenes that reveal the revival of Han Solo’s character. After 30 years, Harrison Ford talks about the role, what had become of his character, and the mystery surrounding the character’s relationship with Leia.


As reported by Cinema Blend, Harrison Ford, one of the highlighted actors who participated in the most famous sci-fi action film of all time, “Star Wars,” talked about the role of Han Solo. Ford addressed the possibilities of a reformed Solo, a more mature one compared to previous franchises in “Star Wars.”

One of the trademark characteristics of Han Solo was his inability to be a responsible adult. Throughout “Star Wars,” Ford’s iconic character was reported to be incorporated into the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with major changes to how Solo has grown. During an interview with EW, Ford revealed, “We spend a lot more time [in the movie] on his [Han Solo] failure to master basic skills, like accounting. And accounting for his own behavior. There’s a lot of rogue still left in Solo. Some things don’t change.”

However, it was also revealed that the character’s ability to appear as a crook, into a leader, then into a general, indicated that the character’s depiction in the upcoming film will showcase major changes on his ability to be responsible. However, the character is still expected to show Solo’s naughty side in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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The changes expected in the character revolves greatly around his relationship with Princess Leia. As shown in the teaser trailer, Leia and Solo embraces each other in several occasions, which could imply that they have stayed together over the years. More so, rumors also surfaced that one of the villains in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Kylo Ren, may be the couple’s son.

In other news, Entertainment Weekly reports that Ford wished Solo’s character to be killed off in “The Return of the Jedi,” to give the franchise a more dramatic end. In fact, Ford stated in one interview, “I was glad to see that costume for the last time.”

However, Ford went back to his statement years ago and admitted to NBC Today, “I was glad that the character was still alive for me to play in this new iteration.” Which is which, Ford?

Catch the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this coming December 18, 2015 on IMAX worldwide.