An exclusive behind-the-scenes video features writer/director Rian Johnson working on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ plus new footage with cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
No tears are shed for the murdered hero Han Solo in The Last Jedi. Sorry, Han, war is hell. Especially Star Wars.
At Sunday’s Last Jedi news conference, John Boyega (Finn) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) said there’s no time in the new movie (in theaters Dec. 15) to mourn Harrison Ford’s beloved character.
Solo was tragically killed by his son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in 2015’s The Force Awakens, a stunning patricide which caused a major disturbance in the Force. But there’s a rebellion to fight in The Last Jedi.
“The pressure’s on. There’s no time,” Boyega said. “I’m sure we’d all feel sentimental. But Rey (Daisy Ridley) is out training, she’s got stuff to do. Finn’s got stuff to do. I can’t think about Han at the moment.”
Isaac concurred. The Resistance is fighting to stay alive against the evil First Order.
“It’s a dire situation. It’s critical. The Resistance is on its last legs,” Isaac said. “It is like war, where you’ve got to keep moving to survive. You feel the momentum of everything that has happened in The Force Awakens just pushing to a critical mass.”
Only Ridley said her Rey has moments of sadness and reflection in The Last Jedi for the demise of the iconic character.
“Rey at least is very much affected by it,” Ridley said, alluding to Solo as a father figure. “There’s an intimacy and there’s a sort of figure of something she’s never dreamed of for her that gets snatched away.”
Rey has her own issues training with Solo’s friend Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). But she still thinks about Solo and wonders how Ren could commit such a deed.
“She has some time to ask questions about what would lead someone to do that,” Ridley said. “So I’d say she’s a little…