Expect Hamill, Fisher And Ford In Star Wars Episode VII – But As Parents? The Kids Are The Stars?

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I’m fully confident that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will all appear, to some greater or less extent, in the next episode of the Star Wars saga.

We know that George Lucas spoke to Hamill and Fisher before the Lucasfilm-Disney deal became public and Ford has apparently now signed on the dotted line to reprise the role of Solo in the next movie at least.

But Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411 seems a little perplexed at to why the Ford deal has been such big news right now, and why some people seem to be doubting it:

I just got back and saw a story running wild about Harrison Ford playing Han Solo in the new Star Wars revival. No one seems sure about it. I was told some time ago that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would be reprising their roles… the three main actors are definitely coming back.

But it’s perhaps the other half of Friedman’s commentary that’s the most interesting:

It’s some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (with a presumably better hairstyle), and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters… the bigger question is, which young actors will play their kids?

Does Friedman actually have information specifically to this effect? He’s been super-sharp and on the money when it comes to matters of Adele or Barbra Streisand, but they’re not creatures from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I really don’t think he’s pulling our legs, though I do wonder what his source is.

Rumour has it that Matthew Vaughn would have cast Chloe Moretz as the movie’s lead if he’d been handed the reins of Episode VII. This seems to back up Friedman’s story, …read more
Via: Bleeding Cool Comic News

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