Star Wars creator/director/writer George Lucas has now sort of confirmed that Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) will all reprise their iconic roles in the new Star Wars movies, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams.
Last week George Lucas was interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek, at which time he stated that even before he sold his company, Lucasfilm, to Walt Disney (for over 4 billion dollars), plans were already in the works for the new films. He further stated, “we had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation.” Lucas then caught himself and realized he might have made a mistake saying, “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that.”
Of the three stars, Harrison Ford has generally been the most reluctant to speak about the films that made him a worldwide superstar. When interviewed, although Ford didn’t totally distance himself from the films, it always seemed that they were not his favorite subject to speak about.
A few years ago we caught up with Harrison Ford at the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, he told us why he thinks that film has held up so well over the years.
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Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to be released in 2015.