Harrison Ford “Not Really” Looking Forward To The Han Solo Spin-Off
While most Star Wars fans are glad that Harrison Ford’s diamond-in-the-rough Han Solo is getting his very own spin-off movie from Lucasfilm, others aren’t particularly glad that the iconic role of the slick space smuggler was recast and given to a younger actor (though it was required for the stand-alone origin movie).
To many fans, Ford will always be the true Han Solo and many seem to dislike the thought of having Hail Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich put in Han’s boots and jacket.
Even Ford himself finds it a little bit uncomfortable. Speaking in an interview along with George Lucas at last weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, Ford revealed his thoughts on the upcoming Han Solo spinoff. After being asked by the interviewer whether he was “looking forward to watching the Han Solo movie as a fan,” Ford’s joking reply was a clear “Not really.”
“Yeah of course I’ll be watching it as a fan, but it’ll be weird,” he admits. “But you know, I’ve meet the fella who’s gonna play the younger Han Solo. Wonderful guy, very sweet, and a very good actor. So I’m delighted in the choice”.
Check out the full video of the interview down below:
It’s pretty understandable that Ford would find it “a little weird” finding himself in the backseat and watching Han Solo spin-off “as a fan” – after all Ford’s been playing the part of scruffy nerf-herder for years. Still, it’s good to hear Ford give his blessing to Ehrenreich. If the original Han Solo has faith in this kid, then so should we.
Han Solo is currently in production and is scheduled to release on May 25, 2018.