It’s no secret to fans that Harrison Ford doesn’t really care about Star Wars. He wanted to leave Han Solo behind way back in Return of the Jedi. Ford was talked into reprising the iconic role of Han Solo in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Was Ford happy to be passing the Star Wars torch to a younger generation? Ford recently spoke with The New York Times, and didn’t hold back his thoughts, giving us more of that, “Get off my space lawn,” attitude:
“I don’t know that I thought of it that way at all. I was there to die. And I didn’t really give a rat’s ass who got my sword.”
Not your sword Harrison, but your blaster, and more importantly your spaceship. As I mentioned above, Ford has always had this sort of attitude toward the franchise, which is similar to the stance taken by Sir Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy. They simply do not enjoy the movies anywhere close to as much as us fans do, and that’s ok.
While I don’t know for sure, I assume Ford’s return was contingent on Han Solo being killed off. Whether Ford likes it or not, he has played two of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema, Han Solo and Indiana Jones. While he has had many other roles, these two rogues is what he will be remembered for by many fans.
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Source: The New York Times