Han Solo hasn't said much in the trailers leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but his few lines have already been latched onto by fans. However, Harrison Ford, who reprised his iconic role for The Force Awakens says that some of his dialogue has been "misinterpreted."
“‘Chewie, we’re Home,’ is about something else,” Ford told io9, when asked if the line referred to the Millennium Falcon. “It’s about [director] JJ [Abrams]’ genius—because it’s preceded with new characters and new stuff, all of which is really intriguing. It’s like walking up to a new house and then you get a glimpse through the window of the new stuff inside. Then ‘Chewie, we’re home’ is the key in the lock that opens the door. To your memories, your emotional memories of the thing. It’s not about Han. It’s not about Han and Chewie. It’s about triggering the memory of the experience.”
Han's other big line - "It's true. All of it." - has been interpreted by many fans to mean that Han now believes in what he once called "hokey religions," but Ford says there's more to that than meets the eye as well.
“By the time you get to the ‘It’s all true’ part of the movie, there’s a big, full story that fills the frame, and it’s not all about Han. But in the context of Han’s story, you will learn about things that have occurred offstage in the intervening years, which will lead you to an understanding of why he is capable now of saying the things he says.”
And, according to Ford, Han's skepticism is an important part of the character.
“He offers you the easy way in to the story because he opens the door of irony,” Ford explained. “So you don’t have to be a true believer to get into the story. There’s somebody there representing you saying, ‘What, really? Are you sure? I’m not so sure.’ And that’s what gives you the liberty of being in the church before you really are asked to believe.”
Fans will discover exactly how Han Solo fits into Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it hits theaters December 18.