Disclaimer: if you have yet not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be aware of major spoilers.
It has been almost four months now since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens as we returned to a galaxy far, far away. One of the major moments from the new Star Wars film was the tragic and powerful death of the fan-favorite character, Han Solo, that Harrison Ford brought to life in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Recently, Ford spoke about Han’s death in the movie during a Q&A on the Entertainment Weekly Tumblr page where a fan asked the actor what he thought about the character’s send-off in The Force Awakens and here is what he said about it.
“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.”
As Ford brings up in the quote, he have been wanting to see the character killed off for a long while now in a heroic sacrifice. Whether or not this character might show up in some way in future Star Wars films, whether it be in flashbacks or maybe ghost form, remains to be seen.
“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.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on April 5, while you will be able to purchase it digitally on April 1.
Source: Entertainment Weekly’s Tumblr