It was only a matter of time before this star of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would return to the franchise, but that time is now.
Speaking to Variety about his upcoming return to “Rogue One,” Harrison Ford said, “I think we’ve seen the end of a chapter in my life that I will never forget.”
He also said he’ll be back “playing a character I’ve loved for so long.”
“I’ll do some other stuff,” Ford added.
“I’ve never been one to go into a story with the idea of ‘Oh, I’ll do a thing with this guy or this guy and it will end up with him doing this or that.’
It’s never that.
So I don’t really feel like that’s what it is.”
The actor was responding to reports that he’s in talks to direct a standalone “Star War” movie in 2019.
While “Rogue 1” is still under wraps, Ford hinted that the director will be “one of my heroes,” adding, “There will be some good characters in there.”
Ford said that he has a “good relationship” with “director Gareth Edwards,” who will direct the “Star Trek” spinoff “Starman.”
The actor added that he “loves [Edwards] so much.”
Ford has appeared in over 30 “Star” films since “StarWars: Episode I The Phantom Menace” was released in 1977.
He has also appeared in “Starcraft” and “StarTrek: The Next Generation,” the latter of which is one of the best sci-fi series ever made.
He was one of two original cast members on the “The Avengers,” one of only three original castmembers to appear in both “The Force Awakens” and the upcoming “Rogue one.”
“Rogue One” is scheduled to release in theaters on December 16, 2019.