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We’ve had more and more questions about the planned Star Wars Episode VII ever since Disney announced it’s acquiring Lucasfilm. Who will direct the movie? What will it be about? And, importantly, which original cast members will return?
Well, thanks to TMZ harassing Carrie Fisher, we know the erstwhile Princess Leia would be game for a return. The gossip site cornered Fisher while she was at LAX and got her to admit she will be back for the seventh Star Wars film.
“Yes. Sure,” she said. “Wouldn’t you?”
She’s not alone in that. Harrison Ford is reportedly “open” to reprising his role as Han Solo, and Mark Hamill is also up for playing Luke Skywalker again. Considering that the next movie will likely take place after Return of the Jedi, there could be a spot for them. Even if they just pose for a painting hanging in the background of a scene, it would be important to a lot of fans to have them involved.
For now, though, we’re less concerned about finding out who will be returning to the franchise and what they think about the purchase and more interested in what this movie will actually be about. George Lucas already has basic ideas for Episodes VII, VII and IX, and he’s reportedly met with writers. With Episode VII due out in 2015, we’ll likely start finding out about the project pretty soon.