Sit back and buckle up cause the wild and unpredictable and apparently injury-prone nature of these Raiders of the Lost Ark facts alone are an adventure!
At 73 years old, Harrison Ford stands to make at least $34 million for reprising the role of Han Solo. Ford was paid $25 million up front, and given a 0.5% share of the movie's earnings, meaning when the film hits $2 billion worldwide (it made over $500 million on its opening weekend), he'll get another $9 million. Meanwhile, Carrie Fisher only got $1.5 million to bring back General Organa.
Even that's a considerable bit more than what the film's two new stars, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, received; they each only got $450,000 (but do receive a share of the profits once it earns $1 billion globally). If you're keeping track, that means Ford is making 56 times what they are, and 17 times what Carrie Fisher got.
Han Solo is a pretty big deal, but that's still pretty ridiculous. I guess it's a little bit of back-pay for the measly $10,000 he received for the original film.
Belfast Telegraph reported that Carrie Fisher recently said an interview that she, along with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, are all expected to report to work in March or April for their continued roles in the upcoming addition to the Star Wars series.
Fisher said in the interview that she's looking forward to returning to her role as princess Leia. "I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair," she said. "I think that would be funny."