Original Star Wars Trio To Appear In Episode VII?9.03.13 # News # One Comment
George Lucas has strongly hinted that Luke, Leia and Han will all appear in Star Wars Episode VII, with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their roles.
It’s quite possible the best bit of casting news we’ve ever heard. We recently read that Carrie Fisher had signed on for the new movie (or had she?) but George Lucas has now blown the whole thing wide open, declaring that they are indeed going for a full house.
The most interesting part of the story is that the trio reportedly signed on before the Disney sale actually went through, meaning a reunion has been on the cards for some time – though George was obviously playing them close to his chest.
Lucas said in a recent interview: “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. 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.”
He refused to say whether the negotiations had been successful or not, but we’ll eat our Tauntaun if it turns out that they weren’t. All we hope is that Abrams treats the grand reunion a little better than he did with Star Trek’s awful Leanord Nimoy shun-in.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and open in the UK in 2015.