Did Harrison Ford Just (Poorly) Tease That Han Solo Is Still Alive?

WARNING: Star Wars Force Awakens Spoilers ahead, but if you haven’t seen it yet, you probably aren’t reading this anyway…

At the Star Wars Celebration, George Lucas and Harrison Ford made a surprise appearance at the live on stage portion of the show.

harrison & george
Insert “George-Harrison” joke here. Source stuff.co

That was when Harrison Ford, being typical Harrison Ford, made things a little ackward…

When asked about his excitement to watch the upcoming Han Solo stand alone film as a fan, his response was a nonchalant “Not really, it’ll be a little weird.”

While probably not the enthusiastic build-up for their upcoming major investment that Disney executives would have liked to have seen from him, that response is very Harrison Ford-ish.  Give the guy credit for staying true to himself I guess.

Then it got more awkward, even by Harrison standards…

He followed up the not-so-endorsement of the Han Solo film with “I’m not dead. I’m just resting.”

It sounds like Ford is trying to quote the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where the guy is trying to hand off a sickly relative to the dead collector but the relative repeats “I’m not dead!”

Although there is no line in the scene about resting.

Was Harrison simply making a poor dad joke (which I have been told I do at an extremely high level now) or was he hinting that Han Solo did not actually die in The Force Awakens? Technically, we never did see a corpse. Could there a plot twist on the horizon? Did Kylo Ren use some force technique to keep Han alive after stabbing him?

solo cup
Get it?

Or did Harrison hit “happy hour” prior to the engagement with to much Force?

I think he was simply trying to make a joke, but who knows?

 

Advertisements

Do We Already Know Han Solo’s Real Name From Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Warning: Potential Spoilers Ahead for Force Awakens & the New Han Solo Movie. (But if you have not yet seen Force Awakens, what the heck are you doing with your weekends?)

The internet nearly came to a screeching halt for Star Wars fans last week when Disney chief executive Bob Iger announced that in the new Star Wars anthology movie we will “discover how he got his name.” WHHAAATTTT!!!

bob iger
Bob Iger droppin’ verbal bombs. (Source Getty Images)

This is about as close to creationism vs. evolution as you are going to get for Star Wars Geeks like me! Changing the name of everybody’s favorite scoundrel is a heck of a gamble to take with potentially little reward.

I mean this could be super cool or this could go over like Lucas having Han not fire first in the “Special Edition” (i.e. bad, lead balloon bad).

Since I doubt the movie will begin in a intergalactic baby delivery room with a very pregnant Mrs. Solo giving birth and saying “Name him Han!”, we can only assume that Han Solo is not his given name, but one he took on at some point.

han-solo-begins-tall
The cast of the new Star Wars Story: Han Solo Anthology

So Grayson looked at me this morning with that quizzical look he gives me sometimes and I knew right what he was thinking:

Screen Shot 2017-04-12 at 4.18.02 PM
“Daddy, If Kylo Ren’s last name is “Ren”, wouldn’t that mean his daddy’s last name is “Ren” too?”

“Daddy, If Kylo Ren’s last name is ‘Ren’, wouldn’t that mean his daddy’s last name is ‘Ren’ too?”

Well, he was either asking me that or he was in the midst of wetting himself…both carry similar facial expressions…

But in all seriousness, how intuitive is my 6 month old?  I think he may be onto something here.  “Solo” is an awesome surname for a gunslinger or scruffy looking nerf herder. It is actually a pretty good name for anyone other than your wingman at the bar.

 

It would also work with the story of Force Awakens as well.  Ben Solo took on a new name to distance himself from anything Jedi, so he takes his father’s name from before the world of Force-users entered his life.

hansolo

I think it could work, what do you think?

Han Solo in Carbonite Shower Curtain Google Search
How awesome is this shower curtain?

Harrison Ford Officially Back For 5th Indiana Jones in 2019

Per Disney, Harrison Ford will be reuniting with director Steven Spielberg to bring Indiana Jones back to the big screen one more time.

The last time we saw “Indy” in theaters was in 2008’s  “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” which made nearly $800 million despite receiving mixed reviews by critics and fans. But we did learn that you can survive a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator!

indy
Available on Amazon.com

Harrison Ford will be 76 years young when the as yet untitled next Indiana Jones chapter hits theaters on July 19th, 2019….provided he doesn’t crash another plane in the meantime.