Hello Nerd Nation!
As I woke up early on this all very important of days in America, I did what any self-respecting geek would do….I trolled the internet for news, and boy do I have some for you!
Based on an exclusive report by EW, Harrison Ford has stated that since the Lucas/Disney shakeup that he may indeed be interested in reprising his role of Han Solo on the big screen one more time. It was all over the net last week that Georgie Boy met with Luke and Leia…er, uh, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer prior to the buyout and both were supportive and interested in the future of the films, which doesn’t really surprise me because these are the screen-roles that have defined both of these actors careers (notice I said screen roles! Not voice-over….Heath, Jack, and Caesar were great on screen, but Mark Hamill plays the best Joker of all time. If you would like to disagree, I will send The Joker to your house to kill you!:)
In an interview with EW, Mr. Ford has expressed interest in returning as the Corellian smuggler that we all know and love! Harrison went on to a huge film career after Star Wars which included roles in Blade Runner, Air Force One, Witness, The Fugitive, 6 Days and 7 Nights (JK!,) and of course those boring movies about Archeology! He had expressed in a 2010 ABC interview that he enjoyed all of those roles and really appreciated how they defined him as an actor, but always felt that Han was not interesting to him. In fact, early scripts of Jedi saw the death of Mr. Solo but Lucas changed his mind because he was so popular and a dead Han Solo did not sell action figures.
I think that its safe to speculate that the actor who is currently 70, would want an actual death of Han Solo in a future script simply so there is closure to the character. Although this is simply speculation, I wouldn’t be surprised if he met a hero’s death à la Obi Wan half-way through the movie after he has acted like a self-serving and conceited smuggler for the first act of the film. Harrison is said to be very confident in the current leadership in charge of the franchise, but at the end of the day it will all depend on what the script looks like and who the director is.
Regardless of what will happen, it is exciting to think that the scruffy nerf-herder can return, and where there is Solo there is sure to be Chewbacca!
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