Though it’s hard to grasp the fact that Han Solo has died in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, every fan pretty much already accepted that the beloved character is well, dead. However, a new interview might point to the contrary when it comes to Han Solo’s fate/appearance in future Star Wars films.
Harrison Ford stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday prior to the The Force Awakens’ home release. The 73-year-old actor appeared buoyant and cheerful speaking about Han Solo and the character’s fate in the seventh Star Wars movie. But the actor made a joke about Han that could start rumors and spark hope for his return to the franchise.
“In this case, they actually killed you,” Kimmel told the actor.
“Shocking! Shocking!" Ford replied smirking. “I argued for 30 years for this to happen, and finally I wore 'em down."
And then the tease came.
"So, you won't be in any of the other movies?" asked Kimmel.
"Who said that? Who made you the boss?" Ford said.
Kimmel, who looked like such a fanboy, tried getting some answer out of Ford: “Do you know if the character Han Solo will continue, or do you not know?"
Ford replied: "That's a good question, right?" replied.
Take a look at the entire interview and figure out for yourself whether Ford is really kidding or not:
Han Solo has become one of the most revered characters in Star Wars not just because he’s a great leader of the Rebel Alliance, but because of Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the character as well. I was shocked as anyone when Han was killed by his own son Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, but there’s always been a part of me wishing for the character’s return, and I’m not talking about the Star Wars Anthology’s Han Solo standalone films featuring a young version of Han.
This tease from Ford definitely begs the question whether Han Solo is really dead or not. In the Star Wars universe, anything can happen. In any case, I’m hoping for the best.
As for Ford reprising his role as the iconic Dr. Jones in the fifth Indiana Jones movie, the actor exclaimed that he’s excited to return to the franchise
After some banter with Kimmel, the actor revealed that he grabbed on to "the opportunity to work with Steven again" and he seemed pretty ecstatic describing how “it's great fun to play this character. It's great fun to work with Steven. I'm looking forward to it."
Check out the other half of Ford’s appearance on the show:
Disney announced the July 19, 2019 release of the fifth installment of Indiana Joneslast week, stating that Ford and director Steven Spielberg are teaming up again for the film. It’s been revealed recently that Spielberg has re-hired a Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scribe to write Indiana Jones 5, so it remains to be seen whether the film will be a hit to fans who didn’t like Crystal Skull.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on Digital HD on April 1 and on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5.
Do you think Han Solo really died in The Force Awakens?