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Harrison Ford sees new 'Star Wars,' declares film 'wonderful'

The actor first played Han Solo in the 1977 movie "Star Wars."

By Annie Martin
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Harrison Ford sees new 'Star Wars,' declares film 'wonderful'
Harrison Ford at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Expendables 3" in 2014. The actor says "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is "wonderful." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford is more than pleased with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The 73-year-old actor, who will return as Han Solo in the forthcoming film, recently saw the completed movie for the first time, and excited fans with his glowing review Tuesday on Good Morning America.

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"It was great," he said of the screening. "It's a wonderful movie. It's got great production values. It's a real big movie, and I was delighted to see it."

"He's got a more complex story now," he revealed of Han Solo's plot line. "A little more of an emotional context than perhaps there was before. But he's still the same guy."

Ford first played the Millennium Falcon captain in Star Wars, and reprised the role in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He injured his ankle while filming The Force Awakens, and dramatically recreated the moment Tuesday on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by Star Trek reboot helmer J.J. Abrams, and opens in theaters Dec. 18. Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will also return alongside newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver.

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Ford is also known for playing Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film series, and is rumored for a new installment. He last starred in Age of Adaline with Blake Lively, and is slated to reprise Rick Deckard in a new Blake Runner movie.

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