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Following a few days of teasing on Twitter, a writer for Latino-Review reported this morning that Harrison Ford is set to return as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

The move comes as a welcome one to those who enjoyed the original Star Wars, The Return of the Jedi, and The Empire Strikes Back. This news has not yet been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm, and considering how long Latino-Review sat on the scoop, it may take a while longer for the news to be formally announced. There’s no indication of whether or not this will be a lead role, a supporting role, or just a cameo.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams, and they are still early on in the planning process for the highly-anticipated return of the franchise. The screenplay is being penned by Michael Arndt, and in a reader-submitted piece on Hypable you can learn why this duo will make a great film.

If recent rumors are to be believed, this may not be the only film Ford returns for. Reports indicate that Disney is also developing standalone Star Wars films focusing on characters Boba Fett and a young Han Solo. We could absolutely imagine a standalone Han Solo film with, at the least, a small cameo from Ford for old times’ sake.

Episode VII is expected to debut in 2015, but Abrams has reportedly made clear that there’s a chance it’ll get delayed.

Thanks, Latino Review.

  • Azeem

    I’m hoping for quite a few of the cast members to return, but if Mark Hamill decided to return, I really hope he lost some weight so that he looks much healthier. I know that sounds a mean, but overall it would improve his health and he would look all the better for it, not to mention the films would be much cooler and more believable.

    • CliveRogan

      You’re right, that does sound mean. Thin does not equal healthy, and sometimes people will be happier being able to do and eat what they want rather than force themselves to be unhappy to suit others needs.

      Also, a lot of people get fatter when they’re older. A fatter Luke would in many ways be a lot more realistic and believable than a trimmer one.

      Anyways, back on topic I hope they fight the urge to include any original trilogy cast members. It will limit the story’s scope no end.

      • GibsonD90

        I’m sorry, but being over weight is unhealthy, no matter who’s needs you are suiting. Yes, let’s all eat chocolate and cake all day and be happy! … Until we get diabetes and have a heart attack at 25.

        On topic: I like Harrison Ford.

        • CliveRogan

          I could start listing all of the overweight people who are overweight, over 25 and without diabetes but if I tried we’d be here all day. Also, if I started listing all the people who’ve died as a result of the social pressure to be thin, we’d also be here all day.

          Different peoples bodies process food in different ways and as a result some people are at their healthiest weight when they’re seemingly underweight and others when they’re seemingly overweight.

  • Calee

    Sorry, but I don’t agree with Harrison Ford returning for ep VII..He’s too old for the story to pick up at the end of the first trilogy…There’s only one man who would fit the gig and that’s Nathan Fillion..He’s the right age now and if anyone has seen him as Capt’n Malcolm Reynolds in Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ they’d know how right he is for the role…

    • http://twitter.com/TSSD TSSD

      But presumably, and hopefully, it’s not picking up at the end of the first trilogy, it’ll be years later. Not to mention to recast Han Solo in the main saga would be blasphemy.

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