Lucas Confirms Star Wars Stars To Return In "Episode Vii"
George Lucas has apparently jumped the gun and disclosed that the three original Star Wars stars, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) will reprise their roles in Episode VII of the popular franchise. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Lucas first remarked that all three had already been signed for the film before Disney acquired Lucasfilm last October. He then interrupted himself. Maybe I'm not supposed to say that, he interjected. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do. The three stars themselves have been coy when asked whether they plan to return to the space adventure -- and they may also have been cautioned about revealing too much too soon. Both Ford and Hamill have not commented on Lucas's disclosure. Fisher, however, said in a Florida interview on Wednesday that she'll be coming back. All three are expected to play minor roles in the new film -- but something more than cameos. Ford is now 70, Hamill 61, and Fisher 56.