STAR WARS VII
As Entertainment Weekly reported this evening, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, is apparently open to the idea of reprising his role as space captain Han Solo in the upcoming STAR WARS film. STAR WARS VII is tentatively set for a 2015 release date following Disney's acquisition of Lucas Arts.
“Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are,” a highly placed source told EW, apparently referring to Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.
The trio's careers were immediately launched following the opening of the first STAR WARS film in 1977. Since the films began, Ford has gone on to originate many iconic roles, including Solo, but Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan as well.
No contract negotiations or talks of any kind have yet to be reported, though with apparent interest, the chances of the STAR WARS trio making some kind of cameo rise exponentially.
Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm’s legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Warsfeature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world’s top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.