Star War the Force Awakens is fading, and Disney and fans are looking forward to what is coming next for the nearly 40-year-old franchise. After this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars story, then comes Star Wars Episode VIII, and the first solo Star Wars story will come with Han Solo’s film that will be coming out in 2018. Those who have seen the Force Awakens knows, and if you haven’t please avoid the next sentence or so, Harrison Ford’s Han Solo does not appear to be coming back. After Han Solo was murdered by his son Kylo Ren, it would be quite odd to see him return. According to Comicbook, Harrison Ford couldn’t confirm whether he would or would not be returning to the franchise he has made quite the contribution to.
Jimmy Kimmel stated that he was done with Han Solo and Harrison Fords’s sarcastic response did not bare fruit, as he did not affirm or deny the truth in the statement. “Who said that? Who made you the boss?” said Ford. As Kimmel pushed, Ford used his hands to signal himself locking his mouth, and hiding the answer. Clouded is Harrison Ford’s future as Han Solo, but as Disney Pictures searches for its young Han Solo actor, Ford had some advice for the future young actors.
“Don’t do it. First, it seems like everything’s going swimmingly, and you put in 25, 30 years, and then they just let you go.”
Ford’s tone was in jest, of course, but he continued humorously describing his fictional last day on he set of Star Wars the Force Awakens.
“And they show you the door and say, ‘We’re done with you, thanks very much.”
All Harrison Ford’s kidding aside, he had actually been lobbying for Han Solo’s death since the original trilogies, but reports indicate that George Lucas wasn’t having any of that. Moviepilot reported that Ford wanted Han Solo to go out nobly.
“…I thought the best utility of the character would be for him to sacrifice himself to a high ideal and give a little bottom, a little gravitas to the enterprise, not that there wasn’t some already but I just wanted in on that part of it…”
The Inquisitr reported that one of the three that are reportedly in the running for the young Han Solo role has admittedly auditioned for the role. Miles Teller hasn’t gotten a confirmation, or at least one he could share. However, he did express his desire to be Han Solo in the solo Star Wars anthology outing, though it was not the franchise or Han Solo himself that drew the actor to the role.
“I just love Harrison Ford. I think that’s a great character. I love his brand, I mean so many guys would’ve played that part so wrong and he has humor at the right times.”
Even though Harrison Ford seemed to be long since done with his character back in the ’80s, his persona and character are still inspiring people into the 2000s. A frustrated Zack Snyder did not seem so inspired when he was under scrutiny, as he has been for the finale of his Man of Steel. The critique of the moment was the death toll and “collateral damage” that happened within that film, not unlike the Batman V. Superman trailer that shows a similar instance. Granted, it probably comes with the territory, and really doesn’t hold a candle to some war movie.
“I went, really? And I said, well, what about [‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’]? In ‘Star Wars’ they destroy five planets with billions of people on them. That’s gotta be one of the highest death toll movies in history, the new ‘Star Wars’ movie, if you just do the math.”
Zack Snyder’s exact words certainly lend some credence to his side, but certainly a bit of context is involved, depending on the film. Man of Steel and Star Wars the Force Awakens versus a crime drama or war movie are certainly different in terms of death and mayhem, as the former portrays fantasy and the latter reality.
What are your thoughts?
Are you interested in seeing a film about everyone’s favorite smuggler?
Is the Batman V. Superman director right to point out the destruction in everyone’s favorite sci-fi soap opera, or are the critics wrong to critique the violence in Man of Steel?
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