Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow…
Unless you’ve been living out on Dagobah since December, I’m sure you’re well aware that Harrison Ford finally got his pre-Return of the Jedi wish this December, with his beloved character Han Solo being killed off in Star Wars: The Force Awakens after his climactic confrontation with his son Ben Solo, a.k.a. Kylo Ren.
For the first time since the film’s release, Ford has addressed his thoughts on Han’s passing during a Tumblr Q&A, stating that:
“I think it’s a fitting use of the character,. “I’ve been arguing for Han Solo to die for about 30 years, not because I was tired of him or because he’s boring, but his sacrifice for the other characters would lend gravitas and emotional weight.”
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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.
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