George Lucas Confirms Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are Coming Back for Star Wars


There’s been much speculation about whether or not the central trio of the original Star Wars would return in some capacity for episode VII. Would JJ Abrams use them or write his own story without them? Well, we’ve been hearing whispers about who’s in and who’s out, but George Lucas himself recently spilled the beans in an interview:

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’?” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

I don’t know what he’s rambling about near the end there, but this sounds like a done deal to me. The question now is how prominent they’ll be in the films. The idea is that perhaps the films will focus on their children, already established in Expanded Universe Lore, and the trio could show up as parents. They’re likely a bit too old to be the stars of the show, though I suppose if they got whipped into shape, it could be possible? What do you think?

What about Chewie, seen above? Well, if he somehow made it into the prequels, I’m sure he’ll be around for the sequel.

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  1. I have ta think it will focus on their children. My buddy who read all the books says the lore right after the movies focuses on Luke becoming the best light-saber wielder of all-time and like deflecting ATAT blasts, so I imagine it’ll skip right through that to the lore about the children.

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