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Exciting Star Wars news was leaked today – Harrison Ford, among some other original Star Wars actors, shares his thoughts on returning to the upcoming sequels!

EW reports that “sources close to the just-announced Star Wars sequel” state Harrison Ford, who portrayed the selfish smuggler Han Solo in the original trilogy, is open to the idea of returning to Disney’s upcoming sequels. However, EW also teases, “don’t be surprised if his contract includes a mandatory death scene for the sly old space smuggler.”

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher new star wars film
A “highly placed source” also states: “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are.”

“All three” refers to Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, who portrayed the original trio – Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo from Episodes IV, V, and VI.

It may be a while before we have true confirmation whether or not Ford, Hamill, and Fisher will return to the sequels. At the very least, a director and script will have to be in line before any of the casting decisions are made.

After Star Wars: A New Hope debuted in 1977, Ford’s acting career launched, which placed him in lead roles in high-grossing films such as Indiana JonesAir Force One, and The Fugitive. It’s interesting that Ford is open to the idea, as out of all of his roles that he has portrayed, he felt least connected with the character of Han Solo. He stated in a 2010 interview, “As a character he was not so interesting to me.”

Ford, now 70, will next be seen in the film adaption of Ender’s Game as Colonel Hyrum Graff, which will be released in 2013.

What are your thoughts on Ford, Hamill, and Fisher returning to the sequels? Do you think they should return? We’ll be sure to keep you updated in the future as casting announcements are rumored and confirmed!

  • Becca

    Oh man they are so old now…
    but whilst watching him in Crystal Skull all I could think was “don’t break don’t break don’t break”. Luckily Ford is such a badass.

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    if this rumor is indeed true, i’d be totally for it! i dont care if they’re old, i’d love to see them step into their roles again, however briefly.

  • Samantha

    I’m a little split on this. On one hand, I’m not sure that I could get connected to new characters and would love to see them back. On the other hand, too much focus on them, and it will quickly turn into a made-for-tv reunion special. Cameos would probably be best.

  • RickCastle45

    He’s timeless – and incredibly fit! I’m more worried about Carrie Fisher’s voice….

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  • stargazer

    I think it’d help lend some continuity to the series if they were in the sequels, even if only as small roles. (If they’re main characters that’d probably be too much. But I also don’t want Han Solo to die)

  • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

    The only one who would be at all good for these new ones would be Ford. Time has not been kind to Mark Hamill’s face and Carrie Fisher should have laid off the cigs.

    • PotionWillow207

      Mark Hamill’s appearance has less to do with time and more to do with the accident he was in.

      • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

        That was in 1977, it has more to do with time.

        • PotionWillow207

          It doesn’t matter when it happened. When something leaves you heavily scarred like that it affects how your body ages. Believe me, I have a family member who has serious scarring from an accident and it has affected the way her body has aged (where and how badly she wrinkles, how her skin sags, where she gains weight, etc.). Time is certainly a factor, along with other habits like eating, but the scarring from the accident has definitely had an affect on his looks.

          • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

            you’re taking my comment wayy too serious

          • PotionWillow207

            You’re the one who said he couldn’t do it because of the way he looks.

          • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

            never said he couldn’t

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.atchley Erin Atchley

    I’m a fan of Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy. I would love to see the Solo’s kids Jacen, Jayna, and Anakin, as well as Luke’s kid Ben carry on the series after the parents face a final standoff with Grand Admiral Thrawn and Jorus C’boath. Thrawn was, by far, the coolest villain of any of the follow-up novels. As for the original actors, I think including them is one of the few ways to appease angry original series fans. Episodes 1, 2, and 3 destroyed a lot of the magic for those that grew up on Star Wars. However, I agree with many comments. Harrison Ford could probably pull it off. Hamill would do whatever he had to in order to pull the part off, but he would need a good makeup artist. (Being nice here. He’s a great guy, and he’s doing a lot of work with Stan Lee.) Fisher, on the other hand, seems to have lost her mind. We met her at Dragon Con last year and she was acting so nutty that she was smoking a cigarette at the autograph table and eating her Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with the end of a sharpie because she couldn’t wait two minutes for the aide to retrieve a spoon from the food counter right outside the Walk of Fame doorway. I know she has dealt with addiction, and many people in line wondered aloud if she had relapsed. I hate to say it because she was very nice, but she was jittery, jerky, and seemed a bit out of her head.

    • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

      I know Fisher has bi-polar disorder, but it seems like she’s not really taking steps to control it..

  • Caedus

    The only real way they could bring back Ford, Hamill and Fisher is if the movies took place in the Legacy Era (a good 40+ years ABY) due to the age problem. Also, if they killed of Han at anytime before that they would completely demolish the established canon for the character, as he is still quite alive and kicking in 44 ABY. Mostly I’m just terrified that these sequels, regardless of who acts in them, will obliterate the post RotJ expanded universe. I mean, you can’t just throw out characters like Grand Admiral Thrawn or ignore the war with the Yuuzhan Vong, etc. Anywho, cameos. I vote for cameos for continuity. #hanshotfirst

    • matthewhpg

      Glad to see someone else shares the same concerns as me!

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    I like the fact that he’s open to returning and not outright denying any association with the new films. Would we want him to return as Han Solo though, or as some completely different character?

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Kristin LeMunyon

      The way I understood the EW article, I think if he did return, he’d return as Han Solo.

  • Mrs_Badcrumble

    It ALL depends on the script. If the script is good, and if the characters return and the age is right, than of course! If they have to write a lame story just to fit them in, them hell no! We saw from Episode III to IV that there can be a sense of continuation without the same cast/characters. I just want a GOOD MOVIE!

  • charlton

    I would have to agree on the Cameos.I’m positive Harrison Ford could do it,Mark Hamill hasn’t kept up with polishing his skills.As much as I have my doubts abouts Carrie Fisher ,I have seen her do other work since.

  • Teresa

    Harrison Ford looks great for his age!!! and would love to see him in the sequels, as for Fisher and Hamill what do they even look like today??

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Liam I exist

    Harrison is 70 years old and I still have a huge crush on him!

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