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Posted on 03/08/2013 9:07:50 AM PST by drewh
George Lucas Says Original 'Star Wars' Trio Returning for New Film
It appears the Force is still strong with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
In an interview posted online Thursday, George Lucas said the trio from the original "Star Wars" trilogy will reprise their iconic roles of Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the new "Star Wars" film.
Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek that all three were signed for the new "Episode VII" film in advance of Lucasfilm's $4 billion purchase by Disney.
"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison _ or were pretty much in the final stages of negotiation," Lucas said.
He added: "Maybe I'm not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do."
In an interview posted Wednesday with Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher said that she'll be coming back as Princess Leia.
Disney's Lucasfilm was coy in response. In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said, "George couldn't say whether they were signed or not and neither can we. As Yoda said, `Always in motion is the future.' Stay tuned."
The Walt Disney Co. is producing a new "Star Wars" trilogy to take place after Lucas' original three space epics. J.J. Abrams is directing the first film. The 70-year-old Ford, the 61-year-old Hamill and the 56-year-old Fisher are expected to play smaller, supporting roles.
A representative for Ford declined to comment. Hamill's representatives didn't immediately return requests for comment.
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......I don’t think I want to see OLD, really OLD Han Solo, Princess Leah & Luke Skywalker.
Carrie Fisher is going to be in that bikini from the Jabba scene while Harrison and Mark will be wearing jedi speedos.
They’re going to screw this up big time! The only good thing would be if they were in crowd scenes or something where we could try to find them. But if they actually have close-ups or speaking parts, that’s gonna suck!
I think that with the Empire torn apart and the Jedi Republic being reborn, we could have these three as the background characters to new Jedi, Republic players and have old Han come in at the end of the day as the free acting hero.
You heard this plot line here, first.
That bikini wouldn’t fit on her arm these days.....
I will wait and see before passing judgement.
I think she would be a Margaret Thatcher type of character. Just a hunch.
By the down stream canon they all become political leaders and advisers. I doubt they’ll be doing any adventuring.
Will the Wookie be gray?.........
Star Wars meets Cocoon.
And George Lucas will direct People to their seats in the theater.
Idiots can’t even get Yoda right. It would be “Always in motion, the future is”
I hope Disney looks at The New Jedi series of books and goes down that path. Luke, Leah and Han would be about the right age.
She’s only 56?? I look better than her and I’ve got 10 years on her! But then, I didn’t do the drugs she did either.
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