Published On: Tue, Nov 6th, 2012

‘Star Wars VII’ news: Harrison Ford open to returning as Han Solo

There has been a ton of Star Wars news and rumors since Disney’s recent purchase of Lucasfilm.

Now looks as if Harrison Ford may be open to reprising the role of Han Solo in the planned sequel trilogy.  

Reports have confirmed that Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher had met with George Lucas over the summer in order to discuss the possibility of continuing the Skywalker story.  

EW reports that Ford is at least open to the idea of returning to the big screen in a Star Wars sequel, but has a bit of an odd contract stipulation.  Ford wasn’t exactly fond of Solo, saying, “As a character he was not so interesting to me,” in a 2010 interview with ABC.  Interestingly enough, Solo was originally scripted to die in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, but his character was spared because the toys were selling so well.

“I thought he should have died in the last one to give it some bottom…George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”

Including the original stars as a hand-off to a new generation could be a way to appease the fans and inject some new life into the series.


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