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Rumor: Harrison Ford’s Return to Star Wars is ‘a Done Deal’


J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII and spinoff films are in the works, so what does that mean for the movies’ casts? When the new trilogy announced, there was much speculation that the original three stars — Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford — would return. According to one report, one of those actors has finally made his involvement official.

Latino Review reports Ford signed a deal to return to the franchise, although it’s unknown now big of a role he’ll play or precisely which movie he’ll appear in. Still, the website contends “official sources” confirm Ford is “officially coming back as Han Solo.”

It was first reported in November that Ford and his former co-stars were considering reprising the roles of Han, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Ford in particular seemed enthused by the idea, with a source saying, “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are.” Hopefully an official confirmation will come soon, like it did with Abrams’ involvement.

Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams from a script by Michael Arndt, is targeted for release in 2015, with the first of the standalone movies to follow.


  • Guest

    There are no “nukable” refrigerators in Star Wars, are there?

  • mary blair

     it would be really great to see Harrison Ford in that role again, hope it comes to pass

  • Dean_Winchester

    Ugh not liking this at all.  Rather than tell a compelling new story set in the SW Universe, they are just going to play off peoples nostalgia and roll out these senior citizens.  

  • I Self Lord And Master

    Well Luke, Han and Leigh are all major characters in the stories that follow Star Wars 6.  The graphic novels by Dark Horse are amazing, some of the best Star Wars stuff there is hands down.

  • cruizerdave

    Yes. This is what it needed! Hopefully he’ll be the older wiser Han of Empire rather than the older wiser Han of Jedi. 

  • The Animart

    As supporting characters I could see this working. Particularly with J.J.Abrams at the helm I would imagine he would go this way (See Leonard Nimoy in star trek).