Apparently there's a new Star Wars film out? It's strange they kept it so quiet. You'd think someone would have mentioned something about it?...
Yes yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is truly everywhere at this stage but one bit of news that has taken me aback slightly is the amount of money Harrison Ford was paid to reprise his role of Han Solo.
Ford is of course one of the few actors from previous Star Wars offerings who has returned this time around and it seems his pulling power is certainly highly thought of. The actor is reported to have received $10-$20m up front to play the role of Solo of further bonuses still yet to come should the film gross in excess of $1bn.
$20m is not a bad auld pay-out, if you can get it.
Other long time cast members, Mark Hammil and Carrie Fisher are thought to have been paid only a fraction of that but Variety are under the impression that their pay packets will grow going into Star Wars: Episode VIII. John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, meanwhile, were thought to have received $100-300k.
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