Star Wars Bits: Harrison Ford on the Han Solo Movie, ‘The Last Jedi’ Cameos, and the Return of a Prequel Character
Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Harrison Ford says watching the Han Solo movie will be weird.
- Will the Han Solo movie feature a certain prequel character?
- Could Jar Jar Binks show up in Star Wars Battlefront II?
- Why did Kylo Ren fall to the dark side?
- John Boyega practically confirms a few cameos.
- Gold Leader drops an f-bomb.
- And more!
Is Harrison Ford excited to watch the Han Solo movie starring Alden Ehrenreich? “Not really,” he said in an interview before quickly backpedaling on the joke:
Of course I’ll be watching it as a fan, but it will be weird… it’ll be a little weird. I’ve met the fella [Ehrenreich] who’s gonna play the younger Han Solo. Wonderful guy, very sweet, and a very good actor. So I’m delighted in the choice.
And let’s face it: it would be odd if someone was cast to essentially play a young you. You can’t blame Ford for being weirded out by the whole thing.
Speaking of the Han Solo spin-off movie, Making Star Wars has an interesting scoop regarding a potential character in the movie. According to one of their sources, the film features a character named “Dryden Vos” and that surname may ring a bell for some Star Wars fans. After all, there’s a prequel-era Jedi named Quinlan Vos, who George Lucas deliberately spared during the events of Revenge of the Sith, possibly because he was set to be a major character in the live-action Star Wars show that was developed and never made. Could he still be alive and hiding under an assumed name in the new movie? The link above goes into extreme detail.
And while we’re talking about prequel characters popping up in unexpected places, this Eurogamer interview with Lucasfilm creative executive Steve Blank, single player game director Mark Thompson and Criterion’s Matt Webster about Star Wars Battlefront II features an weird little moment where the group is asked if Jar Jar Binks will be in the game…and they refuse to answer. Hmm…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will presumably explore exactly how and why Ben Solo fell to the dark side and became Kylo Ren. But in the meantime, Star Wars Explained has dedicated an episode to sorting through the evidence and trying to figure out exactly what went down with Luke Skywalker’s former pupil.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured its fair share of amusing cameos (including Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig) and The Last Jedi looks to continue to trend. Early rumors suggested that Prince William, Prince Harry, and British pop star Gary Barlow took advantage of the film’s London shoot and made cameos. Now, cast member John Boyega has all-but-confirmed their involvement, saying of Barlow “I have no comment, but he does look good in a Star Wars suit.” On Harry and William, he said “No comment on that but they look good too.”