Harrison Ford on Star Wars: JJ Abrams has ‘made an incredible movie’ – Entertainment Weekly
Harrison Ford didnâ€™t want to reveal very much about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens during his Thursday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but the actor did having something to say about the forthcoming filmâ€™s quality.
â€œI can tell you this. Itâ€™s really, really good,â€ Ford, who wore a hot-dog costume on Kimmelâ€™s show, told the late-night host. (Kimmel himself was dressed as Princess Leia.)
â€œThe new cast â€“ Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac â€“ are phenomenal,â€ Ford continued. â€œJ.J. has made an incredible movie. You will not be disappointed at all. I promise you.â€
Asked by Kimmel if he preferred original Star Wars director George Lucas to current boss Abrams, Ford paused and asked back, â€œOr Donald Trump?â€
Kidding aside, Ford added, â€œNo, I love them all. George has been amazing to me. Heâ€™s been the author of the early chapters of my life and given me the opportunity to have a really extraordinary life.Â J.J. has given me a chance to have a really wonderful part in a great movie.â€
In the wake of the Star Wars: Force Awakens trailer release last week, many fans wondered why Luke Skywalker was not featured on the filmâ€™s poster (or acknowledged by the trailer). Ford provided a reason on Thursday night: â€œThere wasnâ€™t room,â€ he joked, before adding that there was â€œa very good reasonâ€ Skywalker did not appear.
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Watch Ford discuss the new film, and why he wanted Han Solo to die off in the original trilogy, in the interview below.