Everyone's favorite scruffy looking Nerf herder, Harrison Ford, has been out and about recently doing interviews to promote the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Digital HD on April 1st and Blu-ray & DVD on April 5th. Now that the spoiler ban has been officially lifted Ford has been openly discussing his character's heartbreaking death in the film. In an interview with the BBC Harrison discussed The Force Awakens and his infamous desire to have Solo killed off:
"I wanted Han Solo to sacrifice himself for the good of the other characters to bring some gravitas to the story... I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the other characters, to work on a script that I had real confidence in, with actors that were a dream to work with, with a director that had a very sure and generous hand, and it was altogether a pleasure."
"No. I hope I bring an emotional understanding of the characters and something the audience will recognise, I want the audience to experience the character, not to feel that they know him but to be involved in seeing what happens to him."
He was also asked about the possibility of Han returning in the future and if he would be involved, to which he responded:
"Anything's possible in space, and in the movies."
He also briefly talked about the recently announced fifth Indiana Jones film and returning to work with director Stephen Spielberg. You can watch the full interview by clicking here.
Of course we know the young Han Solo Anthology film is coming in 2018, which will see a new actor fill the smuggler's shoes, but its nice to hear that Harrison might be might willing to return to the character if need be. It sounds crazy to think Han could return after his very definitive fate, but the possibility of visions, flashbacks or even prequel stories could warrant Harrison coming back to play Han again. It's a long shot, but as he says, anything is possible.
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