On Tuesday, American actor and film producer Harrison Ford dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The actor had a few words for the young guy lucky enough to be picked for the young Han Solo movie.
First and foremost, the Academy Award nominee wanted to make it clear that producers of the motion picture are not looking for a “new” Han Solo, but rather, a “young” Han Solo. Then he made it known that the actor, whoever he is, will not be happy when he got picked for the movie, as reported by E Online.
This is why he advises the actor not to do it. “Don’t do it. First, it seems like everything’s going swimmingly, and you put in 25, 30 years, and then they just let you go. And they show you the door and say, ‘We’re done with you, thanks very much.'”
Ellen laughed this off and emphasized to Ford that he must realize what an icon he made out of that character. That’s the reason a lot of actors wanted to portray the role.
According to Cinema Blend, the young Han Solo is one of the most sought after in Hollywood. Reportedly, the American film and television production company Lucasfilm turned the movie industry upside down looking for the right actor. The film is slated to hit theaters in summer 2018.
The Daily Beast also reported that Ford stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night where he talked about his forthcoming return to his other iconic role, Indiana Jones.
The 73-year-old actor stated that he relishes “the opportunity to work with director Steven Spielberg again” and “the chance to revisit this character which has brought pleasure to so many individuals.” It seems that Ford is more enthusiastic about his Indiana Jones than his Hans Solo.
“It’s great fun to play this character, it’s great fun to work with Steven,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”