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Harrison Ford to play Han Solo in ‘Star Wars VII’

- February 15th, 2013

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Harrison Ford has reportedly agreed to reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

The news was reported on Fox News Latino by famed movie reporter Umberto ‘El Mayimbe’ Gonzalez.

In a 2010 interview with Peter Travers, Ford said he didn’t think there was a way to “weave” Solo back in to any future films.

He continued adding: “I thought he should have died in the last one… (But) George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”

According to Mayimbe, the deal is done to bring back Ford for the seventh instalment, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams. “It’s just a formality, right now,” he said. “The deal is pretty big…it’s significant.”

Earlier this month, Disney announced it intends to make Han Solo and Boba Fett spin-off films.

According to EW.com, the film focusing on Han Solo will be set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.

The Boba Fett spin-off will take place between Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

So, what do you make of this latest Harrison Ford news? Is it good for the franchise, or are you cringing all over? Let us know in the comments.

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8 comments

  1. James | February 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    ford is too old. time to snuff his torch and pass the role onto someone else.

  2. Steve | February 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Who cares about his age…he’s a great actor…it would be great to see him in the role again. It was great seeing him in the last Indy movie as well….the boneheads who gave that movie a bad review, obviously didn’t grow up watching those movies, and didn’t know how to appreciate the new one.

  3. JvdS | February 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Age doesn’t matter at all – particularly if the stories match his age. So many rumours have the story taking place 20-30 years following Return of the Jedi – why not use the same actors if they are willing and available?

  4. Chris in Victoria | February 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Creating more Star Wars movies is just going to ruin the franchise.

  5. Stormn | February 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

    @ Chris in Vancouver

    Dozens of books and thousands of ongoing fans would probably disagree with you on that. The Solo children are a whole new breed of Jedi; Admiral Thrawn is a great foil and a very ‘traditional’ Star Wars villain.

    Time will tell.

  6. wavy | February 16, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Regarding the prospect of Harrison Ford returning as Han Solo, I have but two words: Crystal Skull.

  7. Ouch.. | February 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What a terrible idea. Crystal Skull was a disgrace to the entire Indy series and I would have walked out had I not been with my in-laws. Swinging on vines with monkeys at speeds faster than cars, alien ships and the creating of the term “Nuking the fridge” should have been a clear sign that this was a bad idea. Speilberg’s best days were behind him when he made Crystal Skull.

    Personally, I do think that Ford could reprise his role as Solo but only if it is in a non-action sort of way but I doubt that the writers are going to allow that because they are too limited in their creativity and too focused on milking the past. Disney has the girls of every age group wrapped around their finger and they have been looking for a way to do it with boys. The purchase of Marvel and Lucasarts now allows them to turn it into a pure money generating system instead of something fun and clean. This will be a painful slide to the bottom I think.

  8. J. Parker | February 17, 2013 at 4:49 am

    This is going to be great; I don’t think he’ll be a co-lead, but more of a supporting character if rumours are true. Fine with me. Will be great to see it.

    BTW as far as Ford in older action roles, I loved Crystal Skull. The 2nd or 3rd best Indy movie IMO. What, did people want to see him pretend to be younger and fighting Nazis over something from the Bible yet again?? Come on – the 50s setting was perfect for his age, and the UFO thing matched that too. Fun film.

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