So far, you’ve watched The force awakens, and you were probably surprised and disappointed, with mix of anger, when Han solo, one of the coolest guys in his galaxy, maybe even in the universe, was killed by his own son, Ben, or Kylo ren, the main antagonist in the film. And I don’t blame you. Han solo was one my favorite characters in star wars too.
Why did they kill Han solo? maybe since he was old, they had to retire him. Or maybe they were trying to make Kylo ren look ruthless, so they had to make one of the most beloved Characters in the movies die in the hands of Kylo ren. According to Cinema blend, J. J Abrams say, and I quote, “Long before we had this title, the idea of The Force Awakens was that this would become the evolution of not just a hero, but a villain. Star Wars had the greatest villain in cinema history. So, how you bring a new villain into that world is a very tricky thing. We knew we needed to do something *** bold. The only reason why Kylo Ren has any hope of being a worthy successor is because we lose one of the most beloved characters.”
(Also there was a curse word in that sentence, so I replaced the word with some ***. By the way, that was not a curse word).
Cinema Blend also says that the theme of The force awakens, was the original characters passing the torch to the next generation of good guys.
On the bright side, while Han solo did die, Carrie fisher, the actor of Princess Leia, died on Dec. 27, 2016. So now, they probably have to make the Leia character die too. So now Han solo and Princess Leia are together in movie heaven ( not really, though, but you get the idea).