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Report: Harrison Ford will appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Actor said to be reprising iconic role of Han Solo

By DonKaye_ParallelUniverse Feb 15, 2013 2:26PM
According to a report posted today (February 15), Harrison Ford is very close to returning as Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Ever since Disney bought LucasFilm late last year and announced that a new series of "Star Wars" movies would go into production, rumors have been flying about whether any of the original cast would appear, with reports circulating that Ford, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) had all had at least some discussions about the project with George Lucas.

Now the folks at Latino Review -- who are known for their scoops (they first revealed that Thanos would appear at the end of "The Avengers," for instance) -- have reported that Ford will in fact reprise his iconic role as the Corellian smuggler in "Episode VII." 

There are no details on how large his role in the movie will be -- since the script is not yet finished -- but apparently Ford, director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Michael Arndt and LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy have all agreed that Solo will return. The site calls the news "official" and says that Ford's deal is "done."

Of course, nothing is truly official until it comes out of the press offices of Disney and LucasFilm, but the possibility of Ford participating in the movie has been confirmed by EW's Geoff Boucher. He tweeted, however, that Ford's deal is not done and "will not be for weeks and perhaps months."

Should Harrison Ford sign up for "Star Wars -- Episode VII"? How large a role would you like to see Han Solo play in the new generation of "Star Wars" films?

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is tenatively out in theaters in summer 2015.
Feb 15, 2013 8:56PM
I hate to see what 'Lens Flare Abrams' is going to do to this franchise, but  can it be worse than 'The Phantom Menace'?  Perhaps Mr. Ford can bring some dignity to it.
Feb 15, 2013 8:19PM
Han Solo should be ditched altogether.
Feb 15, 2013 8:09PM
Maybe they'll put him in a Millenium Hoveround!!!
Feb 15, 2013 8:06PM
Though a good actor, he is too old to play the part.
Feb 15, 2013 8:05PM
Time to retire the whole Star Wars saga.  I think it has over-run its course.  Lucas was smart to dump the whole thing in Disney's lap.  I definitely haven't any desire to see another one, especially with the prices movies are today.
Feb 15, 2013 7:31PM
yay, yay, yay!!! han solo is the best part of star wars!!! even an aged version of him will still make me swoon : ) 
Feb 15, 2013 7:25PM
Good part playing Han solo Sr to a reasonable Han Solo Jr
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