Harrison Ford Supposedly Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VII

Now that we’ve got multiple upcoming Star Wars movies in development, I guess we need to prepare ourselves for the fact that Star Wars rumours are going to become a weekly, if not daily, reality for the foreseeable future. Something tells me that for the first time, it’s going to be awfully hard to avoid spoilers for an upcoming J.J. Abrams flick. Everyone is dying for more information and it would seem that many of the people behind the scenes are all too eager to talk about it. This week we’ve already got our very first casting rumour for the next Star Wars movie and while I wouldn’t exactly call it a bombshell, it’s definitely going to get people talking. Believe it or not, it looks like Harrison Ford is the first actor to officially commit to starring in Star Wars: Episode VII.

According to Latino Review, Harrison Ford has finalized a deal to return as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII and possibly the next two films that will follow. This deal does not seem to include the Han Solo spin-off that is also in development, which will be focusing on the character’s younger years. It’s unclear just how significant his role in Episode VII will be, but the general feeling is that it will be more than a cameo.

While the news hasn’t been confirmed by Disney, it isn’t all that hard to believe. For months now we’ve been hearing that all of the stars of the original trilogy are open to reprising their roles. Harrison Ford would have been the most questionable, so the strategy of securing him before all others makes a lot of sense. Of course, if this is true, it also leads to more questions. Will the new movies focus on Han and Leia’s kids despite Lawrence Kasdan’s comments that the new movies will start fresh and ignore the so-called Expanded Universe? It’s hard to say. At the very least, it’s nice to know that some familiar faces will be back even if they now have a few more wrinkles. Are you excited to see Harrison Ford play Han Solo on screen again?

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  • Bob Kane, creator of Batman

    Ahhh… sounds good to me.

  • Stinker

    Would be a gutsy move to have Fisher, Hamill and Ford another go at their best roles, also i doubt that the owner will risk the franchise on it, but then again it could be very good, a more grown up Star wars.

  • Tahir

    Only a guess but I reckon Ford, Hamill and Fisher
    were already on-board when the Disney/Lucasfilm
    announcement was made.

    They’re calling it Star Wars 7 for a reason. It’s
    a continuation of the story.

  • patrik

    Hope not, they should just leave the old characters alone. Unless it’s Vader, cause then aging will not have been an issue.

  • rjdelight

    How will aging be an issue with episode 7? The story will probably take place 40 years or so after Return of the Jedi, so Luke, Han and Leia’s ages won’t be a factor. It also makes sense to have a big gap like this, let a new enemy develop. They just defeated the empire, I don’t think there would be a huge threat right away.

  • Matt

    Hopefully it is just a minor cameo role.

    Otherwise, it is going to be Indy IV all over again…

  • Bas

    Weekly or even daily Star Wars rumours? I want Jay to start a blog to share his feelings on them. His enthusiasm could light the flame of a whole new Star Wars craze.

  • patrik

    #3

    Well it wouldn’t necessarily be a problem with the story, it’s just that I don’t think I want to see a 70 year old Han Solo. I would prefer if episode 7 didn’t have much to do with any of the original characters, they can literally do anything with this a universe.. Why not try something new? I doubt the magic will still be there.

  • patrik

    Fuck I got the number wrong. I meant comment #5 obviously.

  • Bas

    I agree with Patrik, a 70 year old Han? And let’s be honest: Han was a great character in ANH and Empire, but neutered in RotJ. After Jedi he’s no longer a smuggling scoundrel (Leia wouldn’t let him) nor a rebel general (because the Empire was defeated). So what’s left for him to do? I’d like to see him no longer an item with Leia and now owning a bar, with a bit of hustling on the side. He could help a new protagonist get in touch with Luke, for some Jedi training.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hauntedsnowfort/ Glen

    I wish the meteorite did hit the earth so we could have been spared these daily Star Wars rumours.

  • mike

    @Bas

    That is a really good idea. Han owning his own bar with no Leia would be a great idea.

  • http://www.MosserCasting.com/PlanBFromOuterSpace PlanBFromOuterSpace

    I’ve noticed that in every name of every article about this item, “Confirmed” follows another word that means the exact opposite of confirmed, and this isn’t the worst of them. I saw one that said “Harrison Ford Rumored to be Confirmed…”. Well, which is it? If anything, it’s the other way around, that he’s confirmed to be rumored to be involved.

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