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Harrison Ford Back For Star Wars VII?
There's talk of him making a deal

15 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Latino Review

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Han Solo, Star Wars

Time to dig out that Star Wars Rumour Alert siren we stole from a Star Destroyer (at the cost of many Bothans’ lives, but we figure they’re used to it by now): the mighty scoop hounds over at Latino Review are reporting that Harrison Ford has made a deal to return for Star Wars VII.

This has yet to be confirmed by Disney or Ford, though the Review crew have been enjoying a successful run of leak reporting and Ford has previously said he's open to the idea, so it could well turn out to be true.

No details have emerged about what it might entail should this emerge blinking into reality, but you’d got to figure it’s so that Han and likely Luke and Leia can show up as their older selves in Episode VII, which JJ Abrams is directing from Michael Arndt’s script.

Though Ford hasn’t always expressed big love for working on Star Wars movies, he has previously shown willingness to return to the franchises that launched his career, even if we might have wished he’d passed on Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull


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Your Comments

Great stuff!
If this news is indeed true then it's great stuff. It'll be pretty cool to see Ford back in the role of Solo. It'll be great if Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher can come back too but as Ford is by far the better actor then I'm happy enough that it sounds as though he has made the deal. More

Posted by dannyfletch at 09:30 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
Its gonna be awesome!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:38 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

As long as Hamill is in it then that's all that matters. More

Posted by petewasbristol at 09:08 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

Love Han Solo...
...but I don't really want to watch a new SW film and find out he's turned into a miserable old sod, like Mr Ford himself, or a pathetic old codger trying to capture his former glories on the big screen, like our beloved Indy. Move the story on. Let the legends rest in the peace of our treasured memories...and DO NOT let George near the script! More

Posted by Porter at 08:29 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: NeoBrowser Oh and the last time they took SW out of GL's hands, we got the Star Wars Holiday Special. And The Empire Strikes Back.... And say what you will about Indy 4 (its nowhere near as bad as some make it out to be), but Harrison Ford was far and away the best thing about it More

Posted by Drew_231 at 06:29 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: rich Butt-hurt? Really? Not sure what's worse, the casual homophobia or the lack of grammar skills. RLM know exactly what they're talking about. Luckily any new SW is out of George's hands. As for the news, Harrison was not the problem with Indy 4, he did well enough with the material. Which was terrible. (And until they start calling this Damon Wise Magazine, they can't shirk responsibility for that review debacle or any others) omophoia? Really? How did you jump to that insane conc More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 01:46 on 18 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: NeoBrowser L: Dave Oz I watched Red Letter Media's review of Crystal Skull a few days ago, and I'm starting to get worried for this new SW trilogy. t listen to anything RedLetterMedia says. they are a bunch of butthurt hateboys. Butt-hurt? Really? Not sure what's worse, the casual homophobia or the lack of grammar skills. RLM know exactly what they're talking about. Luckily any new SW is out of George's hands. As for the news, Harrison was not the problem with Indy More

Posted by rich at 19:38 on 17 February 2013 | Report This Post

This could work if it's Solo on his deathbed reminiscing about his younger years.... But frankly Disney can just write Ford a blank cheque and watch all the SW fans spaff themselves to death. More

Posted by UncleMonkeyTrousers at 14:08 on 17 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
God I hope Ford's time is short, Kill him off in the first five mins would be perfect More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:04 on 17 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Dave Oz I watched Red Letter Media's review of Crystal Skull a few days ago, and I'm starting to get worried for this new SW trilogy. t listen to anything RedLetterMedia says. they are a bunch of butthurt hateboys. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 08:00 on 17 February 2013 | Report This Post

I watched Red Letter Media's review of Crystal Skull a few days ago, and I'm starting to get worried for this new SW trilogy. More

Posted by Dave Oz at 23:20 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

I Have A Bad Feeling About This, He He
My initial reaction was excitement that Harrison Ford is coming back to Star Wars but then the bad taste of Crystal Skull and the prequels came back into my mouth and my enthusiasm dipped. It's a long, long time since Harrison Ford made a great movie. There are good things about Star Wars VII though, Lucas isn't directly involved this time and J.J. Abrams did a good job reviving the MIssion Impossible franchise with 3 and 4. So there's hope yet...a new hope even. More

Posted by BenTramer at 16:50 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: No doubt
The problems with KOTCS weren't Harrison Ford's fault. He made it entertaining as opposed to just crap in my opinion. I'd be interested to see an older Han. More

Posted by rogerebert at 15:59 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: No doubt
Lucas jerked around for years before coming out and saying there was no 7, 8 and 9. But in Alan Arnold's book The Making Of Empire Strikes Back he discussed with Arnold (who was the unit publicist) that he wrote a story, it got too large so he split it into two, then when each half got too big he split it into three each. Then he added a third trilogy. Then he spent years denying it. The fan base has always expected a story about Luke creating a new Jedi order with the kids of Han and Leia More

Posted by andrewgc at 15:58 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

No doubt
Any future Star Wars film will get a gushing review from empire. 5* for phantom menace, 4* for kingdom of the shitty skulls. Part of me likes empire for their enthusiasm, however anything Star Wars or Jones related seems to get viewed upon with rose tinted spectacles. More

Posted by echoalpha92 at 14:41 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

Baby jedI
Surely Han and leia have a kid and it's gonna be about Luke showing the young scoundrel the ways of the force! More

Posted by pa at 11:58 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

Han shot first........ More

Posted by shitneck at 09:48 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

Perhaps
The Star Wars universe lost a lot of original fans when the released the prequel's; oh ok it was Jar Jar Binks's fault. So maybe having the original stars back might make amends! I for one wouldn't mind knowing what they did after ROTJ! More

Posted by montroy at 06:36 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

No! no. nooonoononono no nono
I am a full supporter of the "I like the universe, but we need new characters" line of thought, I am sure there are some familiar faces like Jedi masters who live 800 years or so (a la Yoda), but we don't need any of the old main characters looking old, tired and less talented. It'll ruin the magic that is the world we could be immersed in again so easily. More

Posted by Kintay at 05:38 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

As Long As It's A Good Job...
Disney have bought the franchise, as we all know, and as long as they put as much effort into these new Star Wars films as they have done in some of their other recent blockbusters, then I'm sure that it will be a good trilogy with or without a returning Harrison Ford. I like Harrison Ford as an actor, and think it would be a great shame for them to pass up the opportunity of having the trio return in these films as mentors and Generals. However, with J. J Abrams on the scene and with the amazin More

Posted by Eddy581 at 02:55 on 16 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Crystal Skull
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Posted by matty_b at 22:48 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Crystal Skull
L: andrewgc 1 Critic. 1 Review. 1 Magazine. sion! More

Posted by Hood_Man at 22:35 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Crystal Skull
1 Critic. 1 Review. 1 Magazine. Better read Rotten Tomatoes in that instance. More

Posted by andrewgc at 21:57 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

Please, no
I really hope this new trilogy has a different story with new characters. Although, given he was the last remaining Jedi, Hamill would be more than welcome as far as I'm concerned. If he's on board, I'd like to see him get a supporting role. His acting's definitely improved over the years (his Joker is amazing) whereas Harrison Ford just doesn't have that spark anymore and Han isn't the kind of character you ever want to see as an old man. I wouldn't mind Carrie Fisher making an appearance I gue More

Posted by Mr Gittes at 20:50 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Crystal Skull
L: HulkySmashSmash You (the magazine as a whole) can't go giving Crystal Skull 4 stars and then say you ('we') wished he'd passed on it. That's very NME of you. was 1 critic More

Posted by musht at 20:45 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

Got to get him
In my opinion these sequels need Ford, Hamill and Fisher. I will watch no matter what but I just think they will tie better if the original three appear. More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 20:40 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

Got to get him
In my opinion these sequels need Ford, Hamill and Fisher. I will watch no matter what but I just think they will tie better if the original three appear. More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 20:20 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

Crystal Skull
You (the magazine as a whole) can't go giving Crystal Skull 4 stars and then say you ('we') wished he'd passed on it. That's very NME of you. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash at 20:14 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

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