'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Harrison Ford Talks About Han Solo's Story
By Matt O'Bryant
WARNING!! SPOILER WARNING!!
If you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be warned there are massive spoilers below from the film.
In a recent Q & A on Entertainment Weekly's Tumblr page. Harrison Ford spoke about one of the most heart breaking and epic moments ever in film history that happened just a few months ago in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the beloved fan-favorite Han Solo made the biggest sacrifice of all time. Here's what Ford had to say below:
“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.”
If you're a film and/or Star Wars fan this is nothing new, especially when it comes to knowing that Harrison Ford has wanted since the Empire Strikes Back a fitting end to his classic character. He has even went as far, as to say that the character was essentially of no use to the story-line in Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-ray on April 5th.
“Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.”
SOURCE: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY