A long, long time ago in a hotel lobby far, far away, in exclusive Late Show footage (so, completely made up), Han Solo himself Harrison Ford meets with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to discuss his involvement as Han Solo in the new movie:
As you can see, Han… err, Harrison Ford isn’t super into it: it was a long time ago, he’s been there, done that, and of course, getting involved with that rabid fandom again? Of course we know the end to this story – Han is back, and he liked it (or at least we liked it). But the backstory is important, right? At least that’s what we keep telling ourselves while we continue to re-watch Star Wars Episodes I, II and III. But unlike those controversial creations, this entry into the making of Star Wars saga will be universally – or should we say, galactically? – loved!
So Ford is on the fence about the whole thing, then Stephen shows up in some ridiculous getup and waxed down hair. It turns out, he’s supposed to be Han Solo, and J.J. Abrams is considering him for the role:
Don’t fear, Star Wars fans: saga is still in good hands, and not those of a madman who would seriously consider Stephen Colbert as Han Solo, great as he is at other things (like high kicks or eating Oreos). It turned out to be a ruse concocted by Abrams to convince Ford to reprise Han Solo one more time. But it really makes you think what could have been, huh?
Tune in tonight for more wacky hijinks on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with guests Robert De Niro, Daniel Gilbert and Henry Rollins, 11.35 et/pt on Global!