Harrison Ford never thought he'd return to Star Wars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2015
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford has admitted he never expected to return to 'Star Wars' but was proud to be part of 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'

Harrison Ford "never thought" he'd return to 'Star Wars'.

The veteran actor, 73, admits it should have felt "ridiculous" to reprise his role as Han Solo but he was very "proud" to be a part of 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens'.

He said: "It never occurred to me to think about returning to play Han Solo because I never thought it would come back.

"I never thought we would do another.

"It should have felt ridiculous... I will tell you, it felt great. I was proud and grateful to once again be involved."

Ford and director J.J. Abrams felt it was important that, 30 years on from 'Return of the Jedi', Han had "matured", though was still "very much" how he always was.

The filmmaker explained to Total Film: "I think it was really important to Harrison that Han Solo had lived a life.

"Meaning he can't come in and do, or be expected to do, the same thing he did when he was 30. We both agreed on that.

"It would be ridiculous if he hadn't matured somewhat. But at the same time, as we all know, how much do we ever really change? And so he's still very much Han Solo."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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