In a lot of ways, it must suck to be an actor tied to ‘Star Wars‘ in many ways. Harrison Ford, a.k.a. Han Solo, but you already knew that, is busy attempting to promote his latest flick, the beleaguered ‘Ender’s Game’, but of course has to keep grappling with questions about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘ due out in 2015.
As should be expected, pretty much everything about the next ‘Star Wars’ is being kept under wraps and that’s even further intensified by the fact that the super-secretive J.J. Abrams is writing and directing it. Even Michael B. Jordan, the rising young actor, has admitted that he’s met/read for a role, states “I mean, everybody’s going in on this project. They’re trying to figure out what they want.” So it sounds like the producers and everyone involved is still trying to find the precise chemistry and direction in which to take this new franchise.
But Carrie Fisher already spilled that she will be reprising the role of Princess Leia, and Mark Hamill admitted that he was in negotiations to return as Luke Skywalker, so it’s a safe assumption that Ford will return to the role that made him famous.
Even so, it’s pretty funny to watch him squirm when questioned about it. First he appeared on Great Britain’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, also rumored to be up for a role, and who was equally mum on the details. (And in Cumberbatch’s case, if he were NOT involved, why would he even need to deflect the question? Hmmm?)
Here is the video:
Ford then returned to the US, where he made a promotional appearance on ‘The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,’ where once again, he had to get clever in his attempted to mask any details of his involvement:
Is it really worth the trouble? Haven’t we all already made up our minds and concluded that these legends will return to their classic roles? Or is Ford afraid to upstage his current project?
What do you think? Do you expect to see Han Solo in ‘Episode VII’? How would you feel if you didn’t?!