Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night – in a Halloween hotdog costume, no less – Harrison Ford spoke briefly about his return as Han Solo in December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, offering up some praise for director J.J. Abrams and his new young co-stars, as well as promising fans we’ll not be disappointed by Disney’s first foray to the galaxy far, far away.
Asked why Luke Skywalker was absent on the poster, Ford replied: “There wasn’t room… No. There’s a very good reason, but I can’t tell you. I can tell you this – it’s really, really good. Trust me, it’s really good. The new cast – Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac – are phenomenal. J.J. Abrams has made an incredible movie. You will not be disappointed, at all. I promise you.”
Watch Ford talk about Star Wars here…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.