Right before Star Wars Day, Harrison Ford got in a plane crash that kept him away from the festivities. While his co-stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill showed up to show off a new trailer, director J.J. Abrams claimed that Harrison Ford really wanted to be there, but couldn't because of healthy reasons. Most wrote that off as a nice sentiment, knowing that the actor has never been too fond of talking about his former glories. Most thought he didn't want anything to do with the promotional side of things. Well, that wasn't the Harrison Ford that showed up last night in Hall H for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel.
Harrison Ford truly looked moved to tears as he spoke about what the Star Wars movies mean to him. And he made some spry jokes as he reunited with his former costars for the first time in public. The actor spoke fondly of his past experiences, and seemed to genuinely enjoy being there. This was far removed from his debut experience at the Con way back in 2011 for Cowboys & Aliens. The actor had to be dragged in by handcuffs, and once in front of the audience, went onto be his usually surly, snarly self.
The actor offers a rare interview for Star Wars:The Force Awakens behind the Hall H stage. It isn't known how much he'll be out and about promoting the movie for Lucasfilm once December rolls around. So this may be our one and only chance to see the actor offer his thoughts on the project. Rumor has it that this is the last Star Wars movie he will appear in. Perhaps that's why he offered this short meet & greet. His two co-stars, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, opted out of the press line.