Star Wars fans were excited by new information about the upcoming movie and returning cast, but now some reports are circulating that the beloved character Han Solo might be returning only to be killed off. These rumors started because Harrison Ford, who plays Han Solo, is expected to return with a large role, and die-hard Star Wars fans are speculating that it is because he is going to die.
The fact that Harrison Ford wants Han Solo to die should not surprise fans that have followed the Star Wars movies. It is rumored that Ford actually wanted Han Solo dead since he worked on the Return of the Jedi. Rumor has it that Ford wanted his character to die in while piloting the Millennium Falcon and the explosion of the Death Star would have taken out not only the ship, but Han Solo as well—well, if Ford got his way.
Speculation that Han Solo is going to be killed off in the new Star Wars movie started because of a small detail about the movie, which stated that Harrison Ford would be returning for a gigantic and expanded role. The word gigantic set off rumors that Ford was only returning to give his character the huge send off he always wanted. However, some fans are not upset about this, saying that Ford has done so much for the fan base and the genre over the years, that producers should give the Han Solo character the send off he truly deserves.
Fans will probably be happy with any story line at this point. The details of this new episode have been carefully guarded for months, to ensure no details were leaked early. After much internet speculation, the cast of characters was finally released. The returning cast includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Harrison Ford. They will be joined by several newbies: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Andy Serkis. Although the public now knows who the cast is, the character each person will play is still unknown.
The shooting of the movie is expected to start in the next couple of weeks. The co-writer and director, J.J. Abrams, said that he is thrilled that the original cast and new performers are joining together to create the Star Wars world again. Abrams assures loyal fans that each member of the cast and crew are doing their very best to create a movie that the fans will be proud of.
The Star Wars movie will be set in the future about 30 years after Return of the Jedi. This will likely be the last time many of the original cast will appear in any role again in the series. It might be possible that Star Wars will grant Harrison Ford his long time wish that Han Solo be killed off in a manner fitting for the rogue character. While some fans will be upset at this news, other fans actually agree and say that Han Solo deserves to go out in style like a true cowboy.
Opinion By Sara Petersen