A lot of fans assumed Star Wars: The Last Jedi would open on a protracted funeral scene for the franchise’s dear, departed Han Solo. He is Han Solo, after all.

However, the film’s cast has hinted that we won’t, in fact, be lingering on the grieving period here; there’s a battle to be fought, after all, and if our heroes don’t act soon there’ll be a lot more mourning to do.

“We’re just keeping it moving, to be honest with you, man. It’s true. The pressure’s on, man. There’s no time,” John Boyega said at the film’s press conference on sunday. “I think that’s one thing unique to me about watching this movie was the commentary on war.”

There hasn’t been a Star Wars movie yet that has explored war in the way The Last Jedi does. It’s very messy; the categorizing of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ is all mixed together. In terms of Han, I’m sure we all feel sentimental – if someone were to sit Finn down, sit Rey down. But Rey’s off training, she’s got stuff to do. I’ve got a back injury, I’ve got stuff to do. I can’t think about Han at the moment.”

“This is reverberating, but he’s right,” co-star Oscar Isaac added. “It’s a dire situation, it’s critical to the Resistance, which is on its last legs. We’re trying to survive. The First Order is right on top of us. It is like war – you just gotta keep moving to try and survive.”

“So I think you feel the momentum of everything that happens in The Force Awakens just pushing and getting to a critical mass in this film.”

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