You might think that money was the biggest reason that Harrison Ford returned to play Han Solo for a fourth time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it turns out that is not the case. In fact, Stephen Colbert apparently played a big role when he met with J.J. Abrams and Harrison Ford in a hotel lobby to compete for the return of Han Solo. Ford obviously seemed a little hesitant to do the role at first, but his mind soon changed when Colbert showed up in full Han Solo costume.
It turns out it was all a ploy by the crafty J.J. Abrams to convince Ford to do the film on his own, something he’s on record as saying he was done with a few years back. All buried and gone by this point because Colbert’s ruse worked, and Harrison Ford is back for the role that made him a star.