Why Han Solo Should Die In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Why Han Solo Should Die In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

If the rumours are to be believed then like some of the original cast, Harrison Ford is set to return to the Star Wars universe. But should Disney and Abram's take this opportunity to remove him permanently from the series? Absolutely. Find out why after the jump!

Follow MrSundayMovies:
By MrSundayMovies - 12/7/2013

Check out the embedded video below for light hearted look at why Han Solo should make a departure from Episode VII!

If you liked this check out the official Comic Book Movie Podcast The Weekly Planet below, the latest episode of which looks bizarre alternate endings to popular comic book movies. Subscribe to it on iTunes or download it directly here.

DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under "safe harbor" provisions and will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. For expeditious removal, contact us HERE.
1 2
Asterisk - 12/7/2013, 2:56 PM
Getting rid of the most interesting character? Okay.
nowtheresaBATman - 12/7/2013, 2:56 PM
Because Harrison Ford is old??
majinlogan - 12/7/2013, 3:00 PM
stop trying to pass monkey poop as articles
SuperCat - 12/7/2013, 3:07 PM
SuperCat - 12/7/2013, 3:08 PM

OdinsBeard - 12/7/2013, 3:16 PM
this is my opinion too. the death of han solo should be the inciting incident of the whole trilogy.
mctrinket - 12/7/2013, 3:22 PM
Vadakin - 12/7/2013, 3:34 PM
Should he die? No. But Luke should. Luke is the Jedi mentor this time around and just like Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan before him, he needs to die.

As for Han, I think his story should be all about his kids. Forty years after saving the galaxy, Han has found himself in a life he never thought he'd have. He's settled down, he's got a wife and kids, he's no longer speeding around the galaxy getting into trouble. As much as he loves his family, he can't help but feel as if the universe has passed him by. He had this great adventure as a younger man but now he feels pretty useless.

So rather than killing off Han, I'd make his story about essentially bringing back to life. Open with him in a dive bar in the depths of Coruscant, getting into an old fashioned bar fight as he tries to recapture the rush he used to get while outrunning Star Destroyers. Also give Han a somewhat strained relationship with his kids, certainly a son if he has one. Maybe Han sees too much of himself in his son which simultaneously makes him worry what his son could get up to but also be envious of the adventure his son can have.

Have the story focus around the kids but when they get into serious trouble, in spite of whatever problems are there, Han is the first one to stand up for a rescue mission. For Han, this might be one last mission, a last chance to fly the Falcon into danger and feel the thrill he used to feel as a smuggler and a rebel. And you know, you could have him die while saving his kids. He's had his last hurrah and it's time to bow out. But what if he lives and Luke dies? What if whatever threat they deal with in the movie is just a small sample of a far larger threat? Well, Han now has a purpose. He has motivation, a reason to go on and survive to at least the climax of the third film.

That my friends is how you approach Han Solo in the Star Wars sequels.
pointman - 12/7/2013, 4:10 PM
If Ford has he way he will. He wanted to kill off the character in ESB.
ruadh - 12/7/2013, 4:11 PM
"Boba Fett is the one who needs to come back because he didn't [frick]ing die idiots!"

As a huge Boba Fett fan, I'd really prefer he meet his end in ROTJ, and that be that.

Also, anyone who sees a character die in a film, and assumes he didn't survive really can't be called an idiot. Perhaps you should go get some fresh air, get your head together a bit.
ruadh - 12/7/2013, 4:12 PM
"If Ford has he way he will. He wanted to kill off the character in ESB."

But his reason at the time was because he didn't want to get typecast as Han Solo. If you look at his career, he worked VERY hard to not do the same type of character too often. Now he's done that, so he really has no reason to kill the character off. He can simply say "no thanks" if he no longer wants to play Solo.
ForeverPowerful - 12/7/2013, 4:13 PM
I actually really like Intruders idea. Fett getting his revenge in a dark alley somewhere.

I'm a sucker for shit like that.
gaikinger - 12/7/2013, 4:18 PM
Allthough the creative team has changed hands Abrams will still try to stick the tone for continuity purposes. Don't expect. Total departure from the established or their will be much disappointed.
ds9epicfan - 12/7/2013, 4:29 PM
Kill Han Solo?Riiiiiiight!Like that worked out well for Captain Kirk and Data!!Talk about killing a franchise!!
SuperioR23SupermaN - 12/7/2013, 4:49 PM
Han Solo die? BLASPHEMY!!!
TheOneAboveAll - 12/7/2013, 4:56 PM
He got a bridged dropped on him for little reason...
DEVLIN712 - 12/7/2013, 4:57 PM
Should these really make the homepage automatically? A lot of users put a HUGE amount of effort into editorials that just fall away unseen.
I don't see how this is any different from them
deadpool2009 - 12/7/2013, 4:57 PM
I agree with above that he should be kept as a minor role, slightly more than a cameo but nothing more.
DCwanabe - 12/7/2013, 4:58 PM
I think killing solo would give the villain credibility, especially since we live in a time where no villain carries any weight anymore, their all just so intense you just get numb to it. But killing off a main character like Han would resonate a lot with the audience. Its risky but it might give the villain a little bit of the gravity that Vader had. Recapturing that lightning is going to be hard but they are going to have to take risks if they really want it.
ds9epicfan - 12/7/2013, 5:02 PM
Data is a tricky character to deal with because Brent is an aging actor playing an android,but I felt they didn't need to kill him off!The writers could of found a way to have Data age with the rest of the crew!It is science fiction after all!Always a possibility!Killing characters off is too easy!
ds9epicfan - 12/7/2013, 5:16 PM
Killing Kirk was pointless!I would rather see Kirk help Picard and defeat the villain,then join the 24nd century,which would have opened more doors to more possible storylines!Kirk could have been used in the other spin-off series already on TV!Having Kirk on Deep Space 9 and meeting Sisko and realizing this guy was on his bridge in the 23rd century would have been priceless!!But in the end,if a writer or producer doesn't want to continue with hero character,just let him/her walk off into the sunset and never be seen again!It shows you respect the character!
ds9epicfan - 12/7/2013, 5:26 PM
"picard is an asshole in the TNG movies"
LOL!!!!That just made my night!!
ds9epicfan - 12/7/2013, 5:33 PM
"I think TNG ended very well with All Good Things"
My point exactly...end on a positive note!
Fabius - 12/7/2013, 5:37 PM
Very bad idea. Han solo 's death...just no way. He is the best funiest awesome cool human of StarWars saga. Top 1 of my prefer come back on the big screen. After R2D2...
Facade - 12/7/2013, 6:13 PM
Solo's death lost its relevance in 1980.
WYLEEJAY - 12/7/2013, 7:16 PM
@Ruadh. Boba Fett didn't die. He survived. Dengar helped him. Its in the books. The books that Lucas himself confirmed are in continuity with the films.

Now that Disney owns it though, who knows what will happen. I loved the expanded universe books. Only a couple I didn't read. I feel like I wasted my time reading the huge continuing story that took place in all the books. Disney won't stick to the continuity. They will poop on it. I will rage. I wish there was someone working for Lucasfilm who's sole job would be to keep Disney at bay and let them continue the stories. Not reboot them with sequels that take a different path after ROTJ. They could make the films fit with the books if they wanted to.
Brady1138 - 12/7/2013, 7:16 PM
If you don't want Han Solo in the movie, set it several generations beyond the original trilogy. It can still be about the Skywalker family, just set it beyond Solo's years. That way, you don't have to worry about if Harrison Ford still has that old swagger (kind of doubt it) and don't have to force the funnest character in the series into dying like a punk.
WYLEEJAY - 12/7/2013, 7:17 PM
@Ruadh. You ARE right though, there's no reason to call people idiots.
Humperdink - 12/7/2013, 7:27 PM
mgeoff88 - 12/7/2013, 8:15 PM
Kill off Han Solo??? You don't ever kill off an anti-hero turned hero.

You just don't do that.
rkshuttleworth - 12/7/2013, 8:26 PM
I think they should do whatever works well for the story that they want to tell.
MightyZeus - 12/7/2013, 9:05 PM
I dont think Han should be killed off. I mean he's just so awesome.
V8ER - 12/7/2013, 9:29 PM
@Intruder U didn't like First Contact?
V8ER - 12/7/2013, 9:31 PM
Not so sure on this. It would would give the villain some major points, as someone posted above, because topping Vader (IMO greatest movie villain ever) is gonna be pretty dang tough.
Wolf38 - 12/7/2013, 9:57 PM
"Because the younger demographic that will pay to see these movies don't give a shit about Han Solo or Harrison Ford."

Howsabout this: Bring back Boba Fett. While talking to a group of oblivious aliens, have him take off his helmet and its Benedict Cumberbatch. He says, "My real name is...Han." The aliens stare at him blankly. Younger audiences go, "Wait - this is a thing, right?" And older audiences go, "Um, why is this happening?"

InBrightestDay1 - 12/7/2013, 10:31 PM
If they do decide to perpetrate this abomination of an idea, I know what Solo's final line will be.

"If you strike me down, I will become much more of a badass than you can possibly imagine."
PersonaPostOvo - 12/7/2013, 10:38 PM
Does anyone think Chewbacca should die?
loki668 - 12/7/2013, 10:58 PM
Let the Wookie live.
Danbojohnj - 12/7/2013, 11:00 PM
Totally agree he should die either by sacrificing himself to save the gang or his kid turns Sith and does it.In fact kill the whole gang in some horrific act of betrayal or revenge.
Maybe keep Artoo and Luke as a Force Ghost to guide and be the bridge between the films.
Dunejedi - 12/7/2013, 11:45 PM
@Danbojohnj. Good call. You're my kind of scum.
1 2

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.