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Harrison Ford returning for STAR WARS EPISODE VII… maybe

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 11:40 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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In November, it was reported that Harrison Ford was open to returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.  Today, we’ve learned that the scruffy nerdherder Han Solo will likely appear in the upcoming sequel. His casting gives us a few hints about the script.  First, at some point we have to see what takes place about 35 years after Return of the Jedi.   It doesn’t mean the film will begin or take place during that time, and Han Solo’s appearance may be a flashback.  Ford will be seen later this year in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, the thriller Paranoia, and the adaptation of Ender’s Game.

BUT WAIT – Geoff Boucher, from Entertainment Weekly, Tweeted that his source tells him Ford’s involvement is not yet a done deal, and might not be for some time:

 

 

Though the actor’s return is not guaranteed just yet, Boucher’s update does confirm that Ford has indeed been approached about reprising his role.

Latino Review is reporting that Ford is set to return, and I trust them because they have a good track record when it comes to scoops.  Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher spoke with George Lucas last summer to discuss returning for the next Star Wars movie as well.  If all three will return (it’s doubtful that they would only want Ford), then I find it even hard to believe that the next film would only show them in a flashback.  I’m sure there will be much more to come, and we’ve seen with the Stand Alone film rumors that Disney is quick to confirm or squash all credible rumors.

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