Within the double-sized bumper “Star Wars” issue of Entertainment Weekly” is an interview with Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Talk on both, him returning to the role as Han Solo and talk of a fifth “Indiana Jones” was brought up.
Ford at one time was quite disillusioned with the “Star Wars”franchise and tried to distance himself, in recent times though he seems to have a more relaxed attitude about playing the roguish scoundrel. Although his character in the “The Force Awakens” is much older, he talks about how the fundamentals of the cynical, wise cracking character are just the same as in the original trilogy:
“I was glad that the character was still alive for me to play in this new iteration… He was always the cynical member of the original characters. There was a callow youth, a beautiful princess, a wise old warrior, and there was a smart-ass. While we were invited to engage on the questions of some pretty arcane mysteries – the Force and the mythology that surrounds it – he was the guy who said, ‘What? Huh? Come on.’
There’s not an abandoning of the character. He does not aspire to the position of Obi-‘Ben’ Kenobi, nor do I aspire to be some New Age Alec Guinness. His development is consistent with the character, and there are emotional elements which have occasioned his growth. We spend a lot more time [in the movie] on his failure to master basic skills, like accounting… and accounting for his own behavior. There’s a lot of the rogue still left in Solo. Some things don’t change.”
Ford also went on to talk about the prospect of him putting on the fedora again for a fifth Indiana Jones film.
“Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’d love to do another Indiana Jones. A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director – what’s not to like?”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18th and stars: Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Mark Hamill.