STAR WARS EPISODE VII, Harrison Ford, Han Solo
There's been a constant back-and-forth in the rumor department as to whether the original STAR WARS trio, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, will reprise their roles in J.J. Abrams' upcoming STAR WARS EPISODE VII. As of today, Ford has all but confirmed that he will, in fact, be joining Hamill and Fisher for the latest entry.
On the red carpet for an event in Chicago this afternoon, Ford was asked by local TV station WGN if he'd be back as the legendary pilot Han Solo. His response?
"I'm looking forward to it. It's not in the bag yet," he said. "But I think it's happening."
It's The First Time Ford has outwardly spoken about reprising his role, but Hamill confirmed in February that negotiations were underway, and Fisher also confirmed earlier this month that Princess Leia would most definitely be making at least a cameo in EPISODE VII.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to potentially hit theaters sometime in 2015 with a script by Michael Arndt, should everything with newly-tapped director J.J. Abrams run smoothly. Disney and Lucasfilm plan to release a new installment of the trilogy every other year, including origin stories for Ford's Han Solo, Boba Fett, and possibly even Yoda.
"To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor," J.J. Abrams said in the announcement that he had accepted the reins. "I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid."