Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Harrison Ford Up for Possible Return in "Star Wars - Episode VII"
The man who made Han Solo famous is reportedly up for a return to the galaxy far, far away. As an unnamed source told Geoff Boucher from Entertainment Weekly.
That isn't necessarily the biggest surprise. As "Star Wars" fans might remember, Solo was supposed to perish in "Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi," but George Lucas decided it wouldn't be prudent.
What is shocking is that Ford wants to play Solo again at all. In that same interview with Travers, Ford said the part wasn't "interesting" to him. He also questioned whether Solo even belonged in future "Star Wars" episodes. "I don't think there's a way to weave him back into the story," he said.
While there will be a rash of "Star Wars" rumors between now and 2015 -- on Monday, the website Collider floated the unconfirmed news that Matthew Vaughn could direct "Episode VII" -- this one has some teeth. Boucher interviewed Ford for the 30th anniversary of "Empire Strikes Back," one of the only "Star Wars" events the 70-year-old actor has participated in since "Return of the Jedi"; perhaps his inside information in this case is stronger than most.
For more on Ford and what is needed for him to sign on for "Episode VII," head over to www.EW.com.
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