The Rise of Skywalker Writer Says [SPOILER]'s Shoot was a 'Super Top-Secret Operation'

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There are, indeed, a lot of surprises in The Rise of Skywalker and while Star Wars fans were already aware of Emperor Palpatine and Lando's return in the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, they didn't expect to see this one iconic character. Well. this totally makes sense because getting this actor to shoot was a "top-secret mission."


This article contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In a recent interview with GQ, The Rise of Skywalker writer Chris Terrio talked about Harrison Ford's return as the beloved Han Solo. "I think he understood there was a great unresolved part of the story, with Ren and his father," he said. "Of course, it's not as though it's resolved. Ren has still committed this murder which you can't take back."

However, Terrio pointed out that one thing the movie needed to do was to provide closure and for Kylo to seek forgiveness. "Han isn't a force ghost, obviously. He's a memory," he added. "He doesn't have the same ontological status as, say, Luke, who exists in quite a literal way later on, but we needed Ren to ask forgiveness in order to carry on."

Terrio said getting Ford to London to shoot his scene was a "super top-secret mission." He was even "flown in an unmarked plane" and was driven straight from Heathrow. He also revealed that the pivotal scene was filmed with a skeleton crew, so a lot of people who worked on the movie didn't actually get to see the actor until the screening.

Considering that Han Solo's scene was such a crucial part of the film, it makes sense that they even had to take these kinds of measures in order to not spoil the character's cameo. It all seems worth it though because the fans really loved Han's scene, and it was very emotional and touching.

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