Just so you know there are SPOILERS ahead for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. If you’re one of the three people who still hasn’t seen the film then you probably shouldn’t read ahead.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was a rather emotional ride. This was down to one scene in particular, which saw Harrison Ford’s Han Solo killed by his own son Kylo Ren, formerly Ben Solo, played by Adam Driver.
But, because of this, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ was able to match and even surpass most of its predecessors from the franchise. And now Harrison Ford himself has been speaking for the first time about why he was happy with Han Solo’s fate.
Ford made this admission while talking to the documentary ‘Secrets Of The Force Awakens’, which is about the making of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
During this discussion Harrison Ford remarked, “His destiny is resolved in a powerful and effective way … I wanted Han Solo to be able to lend some significant emotional weight to the story.”
That’s exactly what the death scene in question did, as it propelled ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ into its final act while helping to define Kylo Ren as the franchise’s new complex villain. You can check out the full trailer for ‘Secrets Of The Force Awakens’ below.
But while ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ brought an end to Harrison Ford’s on-screen adventures as Han Solo, his impact will still be felt throughout the franchise as we learn to see how Luke Skywalker, Rey, Chewbacca, General Leia, and Kylo Ren each react to his death.
We’ll get our first glimpse at their responses when ‘Star Wars 8′ is finally released on December 15, 2017.
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