Despite the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm brought back Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) for its Sequel Trilogy, it has become very apparent that the focus on the Star Wars saga has now shifted to a new generation, including the likes of Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron).
However, it seems that Harrison Ford didn’t really see things that way, as the actor told The New York Times when asked how he felt “passing the Star Wars baton” following his death at the hands of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
“I don’t know that I thought of it that way at all,” said Ford. “I was there to die. And I didn’t really give a rat’s ass who got my sword.”
While Ford may not have given a rat’s ass, he has reportedly offered “vital insights” to Alden Ehrenreich for his upcoming role as Han in Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy stating that he served as a “covert adviser” on the Anthology movie.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Tien Hoang (Now You See Me 2) as Moloch’s henchman and Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) in as-yet-unrevealed roles. It is set for release on May 25th 2018.