Will Work…For Oodles of Cash

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill evidently are willing to portray their Star Wars Original Trilogy characters (obviously thirty years older) in the announced Disney sequel if asked.

Ford, however, could set more conditions on his appearance than just a whopping big paycheck.

The actor, now 70, is plenty proud of Indy, Jack Ryan, John Book and Dr. Richard Kimble, but in the past he didn’t disguise his disdain for Solo. “As a character he was not so interesting to me,” the frosty Ford explained in an ABC interview in 2010.

The slippery Corellian pilot’s great talent is keeping himself alive, a skill that apparently extended beyond the screen. Solo’s death scene in early outlines for “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” was scrapped, according to Ford and others, because the character was a top-seller as an action figure.

As Ford told ABC in the same interview: “I thought he should have died in the last one to give it some bottom…George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]

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4 thoughts on “Will Work…For Oodles of Cash

  1. Ford has taste… except maybe about the part of Jack Ryan. Ryan is the Republican Party wet-dream — an ex-military, ex-intelligence officer, ex-presidential millionaire, decorated action-adventure hero. Pity that we all can’t live up to his standard… but, hey, someone has to vote Democrat.

  2. I can never figure you out Taral. Nobody is more 1950s in his social outlook than you, yet you are always hard at work to find something to say about Republicans.

  3. I wouldn’t vote for them, so how flattering should I be?

    I think of myself as a liberal, but not a radical. Yet I can be conservative about some issues.

    And regardless of political parties I still find Jack Ryan to be a ridiculous character — about as realistic as Bruce Wayne. You can sort of forgive gothic characters in a comic book, but Tom Clancy is another matter.

    Yet, I can’t say the three Jack Ryan books I read were no fun to read, or I wouldn’t have read them.

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