Over the weekend an ever so small rumour broke out that wasn’t really all that important, or even interesting! Who am I kidding, this news is awesome!!! Latino Review, the guys who more often than not get their rumours right, have reported that Harrison Ford has made a deal to return for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Now, nothing has yet been confirmed by Disney, but it would seem that Solo returning for Episode VII is likely. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher spoke with George Lucas last summer about bringing Luke and Leia back, and with Solo being arguably the main character people would enjoy seeing return, it makes sense he would too. What is also interesting is that if all three did in fact return, it is highly unlikely it would just be in flashback form (as previously thought). However, with no confirmation from Disney, we simply have to treat this as a rumour for now.
However, with JJ Abrams directing and Michael Arndt adapting the screenplay, reports are saying that Episode VII may take place some 35 years after Return of the Jedi, allowing Solo, Skywalker and Leia to all return. While it is almost a given that Fisher and Hamill want to return, Ford’s return was not all that convincing when the film was first announced as he had shown the least interest in returning. Now, it would appear, Ford is definitely up for it.
Geoff Boucher recently moved from the L.A Times to Entertainment Weekly, and he Tweeted an update from his own sources about Ford’s involvement in the new Star Wars film:
Harrison Ford deal? My source says not yet. “It will not be for weeks and perhaps months.”