Harrison Ford joined Jimmy Kimmel Live! and spoke about Han Solo’s fate in the revamped Star Wars series, but stayed pretty coy about it.
Ford’s character Han Solo was the captain of the Millennium Falcon and pretty big leader of the Rebel Alliance.
*Spoiler Alert: Han Solo was killed by his son, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in a scene that shocked audiences.
“You work for like 25 years for the company. You do your best,” the actor said. “You show up every day, you do your job, and then they just let you go.”
Host Jimmy Kimmel joked, “In this case, they actually killed you.”
“Shocking!” Ford said with a smirk. “Shocking!”
In reality, he said, “I argued for 30 years for this to happen, and finally I wore ’em down.”
“So, you won’t be in any of the other movies?” Kimmel asked.
“Who said that?” Ford teased. “Who made you the boss?”
Kimmel pressed for an answer, asking, “Do you know if the character Han Solo will continue, or do you not know?”
“That’s a good question, right?” Ford replied.
“Interesting,” Kimmel said. “I have no idea what to make of your answer.”
Ford said it was “pretty amazing” that the new of Han’s death didn’t leak even after the movie was in cinemas in December.
“People sort of respected their fellow audience members to the extent that it didn’t get around,” he said.
Kimmel argued that “people knew that they would actually get killed if they revealed the ending of the movie,” to which Ford jokingly replied, “I think they knew that I would show up at their house and beat the s–t out of them.”
Ford has finally shared how he feels to be reprising his role of Indiana Jones.
He spoke about his upcoming role, confessing he came on board because of the contract and the fact he loves working with Steven Spielberg.
“I’m excited about it,” Ford said.
“Did you demand that they kill Indiana Jones?” Kimmel asked.
“I haven’t read the script!” Ford said. “I’m talking about the contract!”
Sensing the audience’s shock, he clarified, “We’re here to kid around.”
We can’t wait for the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise to hit cinemas on July 19, 2019.
H/T E! Online