Friday, February 15, 2013

EPISODE VII Will Have Harrison Ford Coming Back As Han Solo!!!

From aintitcoolnews, Well, it was only a matter of time before this news became a bit more concrete, but, according to El Mayimbe over at Latino Review, who has an exceptional batting average when it comes to his scoop accuracy, the deal is done for Harrison Ford to reprise his role as Han Solo in STAR WARS - EPISODE VII.

This was rather inevitable with Ford commenting that he'd be open to a return back around the time the STAR WARS sale to Disney was announced, complete with those plans for three new films being made in the core saga. For a guy who's tried awfully hard to distance himself from the Original Trilogy over the years to come around like that with willing participation, you knew The Mouse and Lucasfilm were going to make sure they locked up the beloved smuggler for whatever story J.J. Abrams will be kicking off in EPISODE VII. Plus, with rumors of a Han Solo origin story being floated around as one of the ideas for a STAR WARS stand-alone, it only makes sense to get the character fresh in people's minds, particularly younger generations of potential STAR WARS fans, who may not be as familiar with Solo.


Johnny Sweatpants said...

Meesa likey this news mooey mooey!

Octopunk said...

I've always heard that Lucasfilm has vetted and approved all of the subsidiary Star Wars material -- all the books, comic books, video games, etc. Since there is a ton of story about the lives of Luke, Leia and Han after ROJ, and Han and Leia's kids afterwards, are they sticking with all that? i've also heard Yoda's history has been specifically left alone because George had some ideas about that.

So is the new trilogy going to just mince around all that stuff because it's already told or is JJ going to retcon the whole thing like he did with Trek? (Of course, in this case, I have no personal stake in "the whole thing," because I'm assuming he wouldn't mess with the movies.) The fact that Ford is coming back kind of brings this to the fore.

Octopunk said...

And I feel I have no time for "younger generations of potential STAR WARS fans, who may not be as familiar with Solo." Do your homework!