Ford says old school return for Star Wars
Harrison Ford has said that it's almost true that he's returning to Star Wars and with that suggested the other stars are returning too, but it's a real hint of a suggestion. He also reveals that there's nothing concrete yet.
I haven't entered too much into the wild speculation so far apart from pointing out that Carrie Fisher's publicist said that she wasn't returning, but maybe we're getting closer to an announcement and a deal, after all if the stars are starting to talk shouldn't we get the confirmation?
Here's what he said when asked the direct question on whether "the old gang" was returning to Star Wars or not:
"I think it's almost true…not in the bag yet but I think it's happening."
He was being interviewed by WGN9 News and The Guardian has the story and he did say he was looking forward to it, but not much more.
The three stars, Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, have now all mentioned that there have been discussions but it's not yet clear if the discussions have been directly with the new Disney led production and J.J. Abrams or if they're referring to the George Lucas discussions that they had before Disney bought over the franchise. There's been no confirmation of discussions with the J.J. Abrams directed film or what's liable to happen.
It think, either way, it's time that the production team said something. Right now they're probably discussion money and how much screen time each will have.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to be released in 2015 and will follow on directly from the current franchise. Written by Michael Arndt and directed by Abrams it promises to be something big with or without the original stars.
Personally I'm not sure if I want to see them all return, I would like to see Hamill back as Luke Skywalker and not as a ghost but as an aging Yoda style character, the other two I prefer to remember as they were.