If there’s ever anyone who you’d give a free pass to for not knowing the intricacies of the Star Wars story, it’s Harrison Ford. Always more interested in character motivation than granular details, he discussed the return of Han Solo with USA Today.
“When JJ asked me to do it, I said, ‘Are you kidding? I’m dead!’ He said, ‘Sorta dead. You can do this.’ He hadn’t written anything at that time. But he said, ‘This is going to be great.’ So I said okay. If JJ asked you do something, you’d probably do it too. He’s a very persuasive guy.”
“It was a useful addition to the story and the continuing development of Adam Driver’s character, and the chance to do another scene with Adam was great.”
“Last time, it didn’t turn out so well for me, but it worked for him.”
For some reason, some people believe Solo was a Force ghost, and that was put to the veteran actor.