“I’m beginning not to like you,” the smuggler tells the ranch kid when he understands that he was deceived.
Han Solo got tricked into giving a weird old man and presumptuous young farm kid a ride in the original script for Star Wars: A New Hope. What’s more, to pay tribute to Harrison Ford’s 75th birthday celebration Thursday, it’s a great opportunity to ponder on what could have been.
As it is, in the final version of the 1977 classic, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) and an excessively excited Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) consented to give Solo (Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) a handsome amount, in addition to an attractive sum a short time later, for a lift to Alderaan. Han consented to help only when they got in a little deeper. This was after he found that Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) was wealthy, guaranteeing that he’d be paid significantly more than was decided in the Cantina. Neither Obi-Wan nor Luke appeared to be sneaky at all.
Be that as it may, in a prior draft, Solo got played like a kloo horn. As is uncovered in Ford’s Star Wars audition with Hamill, that area was totally changed for the theatrical version.
Here’s the manner in which the original went. After Alderaan was wrecked by the Death Star, Solo simply wanted his cash and to be over with it. Yet, it wasn’t that simple. It seems Solo was told by his travellers that they had the entire sum on them and it would simply involve giving it over when they achieved their goal.
Solo started by saying;
“I’m not going to take you on an impossible chase across the galaxy. I was paid to bring you here, and now you’re here. Give me my other 5,000 and I will be on my way.”
Luke reacted, “You can’t. We’ve come this far. We must find them.”
Solo inquired as to why.
A sheepish Luke said;
“Well, for one reason, we don’t have your other 5,000.”
And when Solo wanted to know who will pay him, Luke replied, “I think there are some things we should talk about.”
Solo finished the scene with: “I’m beginning not to like you.”
It is basic information that Ford was not close to George Lucas’ first choice for the role. However, he earned the privilege to play Solo by showing he totally comprehended the character while sitting in to read with different on-screen characters for their individual parts.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 13, 2017
The only thing superior to the video is the tweet Hamill conveyed to Ford, wishing his buddy a very happy birthday.
Watch the full scene below: