George Lucas confirms Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’
In a Business Week article profiling Disney’s reboot of Star Wars, creator George Lucas was asked if the original cast will be involved and if he notified them of the Disney deal in advance.
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” he said. “So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on’. Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”
Lucas attempted to back-track further, adding: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
Meanwhile Carrie Fisher‘s involvement in Star Wars Episode 7 was not set in stone, according to one of the actress’s representatives, but the the original trilogy star appeared to confirm her involvement in the JJ Abrams-directed sequel in an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated.
“Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home.
“I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle,” she continued.
She has since come to light that her comments may have been made in jest.
Lucas’ assertion that a special announcement, event seems very likely, especially in May during Disney’s special events in Florida.
The film is still planned for 2015.