Entertainment Weekly have posted a nice article discussing the return of Harrison Ford to the iconic role of Han Solo. As many fans have grown to know over the years since Return of the Jedi, Harrison was never really keen on talking about or doing anything ever again in that galaxy far, far away. However, things seemed to have changed according to the conversation on the topic with Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan, and J.J. Abrams.
Over the years, Ford has grumbled about the space smuggler, saying he thought the character was “dumb as a stump” and even wished Solo had died at the end of the original saga — the selfish, sarcastic anti-hero who sacrifices himself for the greater good.
But on his first day back, the 72-year-old actor, who long ago told The Today Show he was “glad to see that costume for the last time,” appeared a bit overcome himself to be back in it.
“Harrison was going through his own experience, finding that place for himself again, to return to something that had been so much a part of his identity and acting career,” Kennedy says. “It was his own little personal journey, but once he got there, it was amazing. I mean, he was Han Solo again. That’s why everybody else got so quiet! They were like, ‘Oh my God, he’s back!’”
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