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Star Wars character 'to be killed off in The Force Awakens'

A MAJOR original Star Wars character could be about to meet his maker, if rumours about JJ Abrams' upcoming movie prove true.

*This article contains possible spoilers*

Reliable blog Making Star Wars is quoting a "most trusted" extra on set as saying that Harrison Ford's iconic character Han Solo will be killed off by villain Kylo Wren (Adam Driver) in seventh instalment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The dramatic incident will reportedly take place on "the ramparts of The Evil Castle" and, if it happens, will be in line with the popular fan story about Ford begging filmmakers to kill his character off during the original series (unfortunately for Ford, he was wanted for the love story with Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia so there was no escaping George Lucas's plans).

Finn, Rey, Chewbacca and BB-8 are listed as present at the death scene, with Chewbacca "letting out a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts". There are explosions and more explosions, before "Stormtroopers file in and Finn and Rey are forced to flee".

Making Star Wars also claims that cinemagoers will be introduced to Han Solo's daughter in the new film, thought to be played by newcomer Daisy Ridley.

Leaks from the Star Wars set have been rare ahead of its Christmas release, with Pinewood Studios being kept under tight lock and key.

The first teaser trailer sparked great online excitement last year, as did the sneak peek at the Millennium Falcon spaceship.



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