Harrison Ford on Star Wars: JJ Abrams has ‘made an incredible movie’ – Entertainment Weekly
Harrison Ford didn’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 film’s quality.
“I can tell you this. It’s really, really good,” Ford, who wore a hot-dog costume on Kimmel’s show, told the late-night host. (Kimmel himself was dressed as Princess Leia.)
“The new cast – Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac – are phenomenal,” Ford continued. “J.J. has made an incredible movie. You will not be disappointed at all. I promise you.”
Asked by Kimmel if he preferred original Star Wars director George Lucas to current boss Abrams, Ford paused and asked back, “Or Donald Trump?”
Kidding aside, Ford added, “No, I love them all. George has been amazing to me. He’s been the author of the early chapters of my life and given me the opportunity to have a really extraordinary life. J.J. has given me a chance to have a really wonderful part in a great movie.”
In the wake of the Star Wars: Force Awakens trailer release last week, many fans wondered why Luke Skywalker was not featured on the film’s poster (or acknowledged by the trailer). Ford provided a reason on Thursday night: “There wasn’t room,” he joked, before adding that there was “a very good reason” 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.