Though they’ve been known to have a mostly good track record with superhero news in the past, it looks like Latino Review is now branching out into ‘Star Wars’ scoops. It’s no secret that new movies are on the horizon for the franchise created by George Lucas that is now owned by Disney. A day hasn’t been complete over the last few months without some daily ‘Star Wars’ news. A huge topic of conversation as of late has been the spin-off movies in development being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinsberg, which could focus on Yoda, Boba Fett, or Han Solo. However, the latest word from LR reporter El Mayimbe says that we may see Chewbacca’s wingman even sooner.
According to the latest report, Harrison Ford has signed on to reprise his role as the suave smuggler Han Solo in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. We knew that Ford was among a group of original cast members open to returning including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Frank Oz, but now it appears that he’ll actually be making the return, potentially to board the Millennium Falcon once again.
Naturally, one should still consider this a rumor until Disney makes an official announcement because Michael Ardnt’s script is not complete yet, however director Abrams, screenwriter Ardnt, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and Lucasfilm’s head Kathleen Kennedy probably have an idea of what’s going to happen in the film already. Nailing down Ford now doesn’t seem so far fetched, especially since he’s still very active in the industry with new films like ‘Ender’s Game’ coming out soon.
Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher also weighs in on the news with what he’s heard about Han Solo’s return from his own sources. Here’s his tweet on the topic:
Though he says that there’s no deal yet, that could mean that they’re still in talks. Either way, both reports make it sound like that a Han Solo return is in the cards for the latest installment of the series that’s supposedly scheduled for 2015.
Considering that the prequel trilogy connected to the original trilogy with cameos from baby Luke and Leia, it would only make sense that at least a few familiar faces return briefly in the new film. Also, considering that the new film is supposed to take place 35 years after ‘Return of the Jedi’, it’s perfectly all right that Ford, Fisher, and Hamill aren’t as youthful as they used to be. Age happens to everyone, even in a galaxy far, far away. So, if this is the direction they’re going with for I’m all for it!Is the band getting back together?
What do you think about the latest ‘Star Wars’ rumors? Do you want Han Solo to come back in ‘Episode VII’? If he does, how do you think he’ll be incorporated into the new story? Share your thoughts in the comments below!