George Lucas and Mark Hamill talk all things lightsaber in a behind-the-scenes featurette for the original Star Wars trilogy.
Director J.J. Abrams is said to also be eyeing Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving and Adam Driver for key roles in the film, which may serve as a “send-off” for the original characters.
Brian Cronin delves into the enduring Star Wars legend that the Wampa attack was written into The Empire Strikes Back to explain away Mark Hamill’s injuries from a car accident.
Harrison Ford reveals that while “It’s not in the bag yet,” he, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are indeed returning to the roles that made them famous for director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
Seemingly ending months of uncertainty, George Lucas confirms Lucasfilm was in the “final stages of negotiation” for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII before the Disney purchase was announced.
Carrie Fisher leaves no doubt that she’ll reprise her role as Princess Leia in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. “I just think she would be just like she was before,” the actress says, “only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.” UPDATED!
While emphasizing “that we haven’t signed any contracts,” Mark Hamill confirmed he’s in talks to return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII, which he hopes will be “much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous.”
If there’s one thing that’s been particularly surprising about the kerfuffle surrounding a new Star Wars trilogy starting in 2015, it’s been the excitement surrounding the idea that said new trilogy would include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, reprising their roles as the franchise’s original core cast.
Lucasfilm has quickly confirmed that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, will pen Star Wars: Episode VII, which is expected to include appearances by stars of the original trilogy.
Oscar winner Michael Arndt reportedly has written a 40- to 50-page treatment for Star Wars: Episode VII, which would include a much older Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. Updated!
After being cornered by TMZ, Carrie Fisher admitted she’d like to return as Princess Leia in Disney and Lucasfilm’s newly announced Star Wars Episode VII.