Director Rian Johnson has confirmed that Harrison Ford’s iconic character, Han Solo, will have a major role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, despite being killed off in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), reports IANS.
Han Solo was murdered by his own son Ben Solo/Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in The Force Awakens. The director thinks it was important to still retain his “figurative ghost”.
“A figurative ghost of Han had to be present throughout this entire film,’ Johnson told ew.com.
“Kylo has definitely been knocked off base. The defeat that he had at the end of The Force Awakens, but even bigger than that, his huge defining act which, spoiler alert, is the murder of his father…that’s the more interesting thing to dive into.
“How has he dealt with that in his head? Where is he at in terms of that act and what does that mean for him?” he added.
Johnson also confirmed that Han Solo’s long-time companion Chewbacca has a new mission in the film.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will release in December, starring John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Dohmnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher.