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Rumor Alert: Harrison Ford is returning to Star Wars: Episode VII as Han Solo

02.15.2013

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Latino Review is exclusively reporting that Harrison Ford will be returning to STAR WARS: EPISODE VII as the smuggler of our hearts, Han Solo.

El Mayimbe went on Fox News Latino this morning to make the announcement. He said that after demands from the fans of the site to get dirt on the upcoming STAR WARS film, the blogger made some calls and did some digging to find that Ford has been locked down to take on Solo again. Obviously it hasn't officially been released yet, but they are pretty confident that the news is 100% accurate.

Of course, I excerise caution with any of this until something official comes from the studio. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up. Ford said not too long ago that he was down to come back as Solo, so maybe he did submit. If this is all true and he is attached, that's majorly awesome. I'm sure my girlhood crush will consume me once more like a Sarlacc pit of love.

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6:56PM on 02/17/2013

Why?

Why Harrison Ford would reprise the role he kept bashing and hating for so many years? Money I guess..It's way to late anyway for a direct sequel, If the producers goes that way, Episode 7 will be the Expendables of Star Wars.. :P
Why Harrison Ford would reprise the role he kept bashing and hating for so many years? Money I guess..It's way to late anyway for a direct sequel, If the producers goes that way, Episode 7 will be the Expendables of Star Wars.. :P
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12:55PM on 02/16/2013

a few things...

1 Can't wait for a Solo flick.
2 We need a Darth MAul spinoff.
3 Is john Williams returning for all potential films?
1 Can't wait for a Solo flick.
2 We need a Darth MAul spinoff.
3 Is john Williams returning for all potential films?
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9:15AM on 02/16/2013
Please, let Ford reprises the role once more.
Please, let Ford reprises the role once more.
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11:46PM on 02/15/2013
This would be so AWESOME if it turns out to be true!! One can only hope.
This would be so AWESOME if it turns out to be true!! One can only hope.
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10:28PM on 02/15/2013

I think the negative comments are missing the mark

Obviously this isn't going to about the original characters as much as it is going to be about Han and Leia's kids. So it only makes sense that they have a background parental role, and Luke being one of few remaining Jedi will take on Obi Wan's role as mentor......Is that so bad? Those of you wanting "new characters" don't realize how lame that is without having the original characters in a supporting acting role. I'm sure those new characters will develop in Episodes 8 & 9, so lighten up.
Obviously this isn't going to about the original characters as much as it is going to be about Han and Leia's kids. So it only makes sense that they have a background parental role, and Luke being one of few remaining Jedi will take on Obi Wan's role as mentor......Is that so bad? Those of you wanting "new characters" don't realize how lame that is without having the original characters in a supporting acting role. I'm sure those new characters will develop in Episodes 8 & 9, so lighten up.
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7:32PM on 02/15/2013

Calm Down Peeps

Not sure why all the hate, or the we need new story lines pap. Disney is going to milk this cow for years, even if episode 7 is all about the original characters living on a retirement satellite they will still have many other movies that have nothing to do with them. So take it easy.
In my mind it would be awesome to see as much of the original cast return as possible, at least for episode 7, after that it can be cameo time or they can be given their walking papers, but at least give us a
Not sure why all the hate, or the we need new story lines pap. Disney is going to milk this cow for years, even if episode 7 is all about the original characters living on a retirement satellite they will still have many other movies that have nothing to do with them. So take it easy.
In my mind it would be awesome to see as much of the original cast return as possible, at least for episode 7, after that it can be cameo time or they can be given their walking papers, but at least give us a conclusion to their stories.
But don't worry you will probably get so many original and side character stories that you will get sick of them. Just wait until we get the Jar Jar in depth bio pic.
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7:14PM on 02/15/2013
I love the character of Han Solo as much as any Star Wars fan. But I want to remember him as he was in the original trilogy. I feel anything after that could potentially ruin my love for the character if not handled properly.
Also, if true, than this confirms that the story will be set about 30 years after ROTJ. Which means there will be a bunch of new younger characters for the lead, since I doubt Disney will let some 50-60 year old actors be the leads in a Star Wars film.
I love the character of Han Solo as much as any Star Wars fan. But I want to remember him as he was in the original trilogy. I feel anything after that could potentially ruin my love for the character if not handled properly.
Also, if true, than this confirms that the story will be set about 30 years after ROTJ. Which means there will be a bunch of new younger characters for the lead, since I doubt Disney will let some 50-60 year old actors be the leads in a Star Wars film.
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6:21PM on 02/15/2013
I couldn't be happier. It just isn't Star Wars, much less and "Episode," without these central characters. And they MUST be the MAIN characters (not a supporting character or a fucking cameo). The prequels had many problems, but including familiar characters in the plot WAS NOT one of them. I'd argue that was the saving grace of the films.

Regardless, Disney is making AT LEAST one Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR, basically FOREVER. Why in the world wouldn't you want to see Luke, Leia,
I couldn't be happier. It just isn't Star Wars, much less and "Episode," without these central characters. And they MUST be the MAIN characters (not a supporting character or a fucking cameo). The prequels had many problems, but including familiar characters in the plot WAS NOT one of them. I'd argue that was the saving grace of the films.

Regardless, Disney is making AT LEAST one Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR, basically FOREVER. Why in the world wouldn't you want to see Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Lando, R2 and 3PO back while you still can???
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5:51PM on 02/15/2013

Why?

Come up with something original and populate the movies with new characters as much as possible. Cameo casting is just pandering.
Come up with something original and populate the movies with new characters as much as possible. Cameo casting is just pandering.
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4:52PM on 02/15/2013

How should I feel?

It'd be nice to have Han back, but Ford bad mouthed that character for so long why the change of heart?

Also, I hope the story doesn't center around a bunch of 80 year old people - side line role please....too mean?
It'd be nice to have Han back, but Ford bad mouthed that character for so long why the change of heart?

Also, I hope the story doesn't center around a bunch of 80 year old people - side line role please....too mean?
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2:53PM on 02/15/2013

Good to Hear!!!

I'm pumped to hear the original cast is coming back, or at least some of the original cast is coming back. And to everyone that's being skeptical about this news, I don't see any reason not to believe it. Sure Ford has spent a good chunk of time distancing himself from the property to have a lucrative career outside of Star Wars (unlike Fisher or Hammil). But I don't think he would be so turned off by the new trilogy as it seems to me that Ep. 7 is going introduce us to a bevy of new
I'm pumped to hear the original cast is coming back, or at least some of the original cast is coming back. And to everyone that's being skeptical about this news, I don't see any reason not to believe it. Sure Ford has spent a good chunk of time distancing himself from the property to have a lucrative career outside of Star Wars (unlike Fisher or Hammil). But I don't think he would be so turned off by the new trilogy as it seems to me that Ep. 7 is going introduce us to a bevy of new characters in the Star Wars canon that we'll be following from here on out. I see this being very much a role to pass the torch to a new generation....or a New Republic if you will.
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2:52PM on 02/15/2013

This could be true because

before last Christmas Entertainment Weekly had reported that Ford, Fisher and Mark Hamill are eager to do the film.
before last Christmas Entertainment Weekly had reported that Ford, Fisher and Mark Hamill are eager to do the film.
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2:07PM on 02/15/2013
Hard to believe considering he usually distances himself from the series, though he did show up at the Empire anniversary. Maybe he'll finally talk them into killing him off.
Hard to believe considering he usually distances himself from the series, though he did show up at the Empire anniversary. Maybe he'll finally talk them into killing him off.
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2:47PM on 02/15/2013
That is true about him not talking much about the original movies, but Entertainment Weekly reported a few months back that he wants to do the movie
That is true about him not talking much about the original movies, but Entertainment Weekly reported a few months back that he wants to do the movie
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12:40PM on 02/15/2013

Excellent news.

If this is true then only good can come of it.
If this is true then only good can come of it.
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12:34PM on 02/15/2013

If it's true...

All good to me.
All good to me.
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12:33PM on 02/15/2013
i know it'll never happen but I would prefer they remake Episodes I-III. They ruined the Star Wars lore and I can't find myself getting that excited for VII because of it.
i know it'll never happen but I would prefer they remake Episodes I-III. They ruined the Star Wars lore and I can't find myself getting that excited for VII because of it.
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12:33PM on 02/15/2013

If it's true...

I would assume if it's a Han Solo origin story that he would come back like "the hobbit" and "tell us the story"? If I'm wrong, that's fine too. Totally hip to this news.
I would assume if it's a Han Solo origin story that he would come back like "the hobbit" and "tell us the story"? If I'm wrong, that's fine too. Totally hip to this news.
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12:33PM on 02/15/2013
My apologies - read this wrong. Didn't see the Ep 7...thought it was the stand alone Han Solo movie. My bad.
My apologies - read this wrong. Didn't see the Ep 7...thought it was the stand alone Han Solo movie. My bad.
12:32PM on 02/15/2013
I thought Ford did a great job in Indy IV. He delivered - it was Spielberg, Lucas & the writers who let the side down. Still, I won't believe this until I see it happening. I have low expectations for these new films.
I thought Ford did a great job in Indy IV. He delivered - it was Spielberg, Lucas & the writers who let the side down. Still, I won't believe this until I see it happening. I have low expectations for these new films.
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12:30PM on 02/15/2013
If they do continue the story then they may bring in Han and Leia's kids along with Luke (should he come back too). I once read an expanded story where Luke turns to the dark side but his closeness with his Neice, Jaina Solo, brings him back.. Could make for a story arc. Who knows.
If they do continue the story then they may bring in Han and Leia's kids along with Luke (should he come back too). I once read an expanded story where Luke turns to the dark side but his closeness with his Neice, Jaina Solo, brings him back.. Could make for a story arc. Who knows.
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12:21PM on 02/15/2013
He also returned as Indiana Jones for a 4th time. You saw how that worked out.

Nathan Fillion anyone?
He also returned as Indiana Jones for a 4th time. You saw how that worked out.

Nathan Fillion anyone?
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2:08PM on 02/15/2013
Nathan Fillion is the poor man's Han Solo
Nathan Fillion is the poor man's Han Solo
2:59PM on 02/15/2013
Jesus. I like Nathan Fillion - but pull out of Nathan Fillion already. He was fine in Firefly, but he's not God's gifts to rogues and rapscallions looking for high adventure. Also, he weighs like a deuce and a half these days. You find that guy's jawline, and maybe we'll talk.
Jesus. I like Nathan Fillion - but pull out of Nathan Fillion already. He was fine in Firefly, but he's not God's gifts to rogues and rapscallions looking for high adventure. Also, he weighs like a deuce and a half these days. You find that guy's jawline, and maybe we'll talk.
3:26AM on 02/16/2013
The problem with Nathan Fillion as Han Solo is that he is 41 already and Harrison Ford was 35, 38 and 41 when the original Star Wars trilogy came out. Nathan Fillion would be the right age to do Han Solo stories set after Return of the Jedi but they need somebody in their 20s to do Han Solo stories set in the years between the prequels and the original trilogy.
The problem with Nathan Fillion as Han Solo is that he is 41 already and Harrison Ford was 35, 38 and 41 when the original Star Wars trilogy came out. Nathan Fillion would be the right age to do Han Solo stories set after Return of the Jedi but they need somebody in their 20s to do Han Solo stories set in the years between the prequels and the original trilogy.
12:15PM on 02/15/2013

The only thing that worries me...

...is that Harrison Ford may be one of those actors that can't come back as a major returning character that he played many, many years ago. A lot of people were super excited to see him come back in Indy VI and then were extremely disappointed with the outcome. They should probably just leave Han Solo alone, or give him a very small role in the film so even if he isn't great, it won't affect the movie as much.
...is that Harrison Ford may be one of those actors that can't come back as a major returning character that he played many, many years ago. A lot of people were super excited to see him come back in Indy VI and then were extremely disappointed with the outcome. They should probably just leave Han Solo alone, or give him a very small role in the film so even if he isn't great, it won't affect the movie as much.
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12:10PM on 02/15/2013
Latino Review has a pretty good track record with sourcing these rumours, but well nothing is written in stone. If Han Solo does appear, I hope his role in the story will strike a balance between being respectful of the character, having as much fun with it as possible, and playing to Harrison Ford's strengths (considering it's 30-plus years down the line from when he was Han last). I'm not extremely familiar with the extended universe, but here's hoping the events of this new trilogy won't
Latino Review has a pretty good track record with sourcing these rumours, but well nothing is written in stone. If Han Solo does appear, I hope his role in the story will strike a balance between being respectful of the character, having as much fun with it as possible, and playing to Harrison Ford's strengths (considering it's 30-plus years down the line from when he was Han last). I'm not extremely familiar with the extended universe, but here's hoping the events of this new trilogy won't rewrite current canon/continuity too much.
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12:17PM on 02/15/2013
I think they can make the EU work for Episode VII if they really want to and not hinder the story. Unless they're ideas for VII end up requiring them to take the story in a different direction. They're going to try to make the best movie they can and unfortunately, the people who actually follow the EU are a relatively small minority of the fandom. Although, one thing I do hope they retcon from the EU for this new movie, they need to get Chewie back in there. Regardless of what they might
I think they can make the EU work for Episode VII if they really want to and not hinder the story. Unless they're ideas for VII end up requiring them to take the story in a different direction. They're going to try to make the best movie they can and unfortunately, the people who actually follow the EU are a relatively small minority of the fandom. Although, one thing I do hope they retcon from the EU for this new movie, they need to get Chewie back in there. Regardless of what they might change though, the EU fill find a way to adapt, as they've done countless times in the past.
12:25PM on 02/15/2013
Well said, Dr_Fruitness. The movies will definitely take priority over EU, and yes, more Chewbacca is always a good thing. I think besides Yoda, he's kind of the heart of the series.
Well said, Dr_Fruitness. The movies will definitely take priority over EU, and yes, more Chewbacca is always a good thing. I think besides Yoda, he's kind of the heart of the series.
12:03PM on 02/15/2013
With the endless possibilities in the Star Wars universe can't we expand it a bit and do something different and not use the same people? Yes I know Han, as well as all the others from the original trilogy are beloved, but why can't we get some new stories involving new characters? Lets expand the scope here and let these characters live inside their part of the story. Time to move on.
With the endless possibilities in the Star Wars universe can't we expand it a bit and do something different and not use the same people? Yes I know Han, as well as all the others from the original trilogy are beloved, but why can't we get some new stories involving new characters? Lets expand the scope here and let these characters live inside their part of the story. Time to move on.
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12:20PM on 02/15/2013
I agree that they need to get some new characters and that's probably what will happen. But I still feel they need to have the old cast back, at least for the first movie in order to hand the reins down so to speak. There needs to be some connection to the previous 6 (or 3 depending on your cup of tea) or else why even call it Episode VII.
I agree that they need to get some new characters and that's probably what will happen. But I still feel they need to have the old cast back, at least for the first movie in order to hand the reins down so to speak. There needs to be some connection to the previous 6 (or 3 depending on your cup of tea) or else why even call it Episode VII.
11:50AM on 02/15/2013
Look, I love Star Wars as much as the next person and I'd love to see the original cast back but at the same time is it REALLY the best idea? Look at how Indy IV turned out with an aging, old Harrison Ford that didn't exactly feel like the same Indy we all remembered. I dunno.. I have a bad feeling about this.
Look, I love Star Wars as much as the next person and I'd love to see the original cast back but at the same time is it REALLY the best idea? Look at how Indy IV turned out with an aging, old Harrison Ford that didn't exactly feel like the same Indy we all remembered. I dunno.. I have a bad feeling about this.
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12:01PM on 02/15/2013
all I can say to you is remember Lucas fucked that movie up really bad, and lucas has nothing to do with this movie.
all I can say to you is remember Lucas fucked that movie up really bad, and lucas has nothing to do with this movie.
12:23PM on 02/15/2013
I don't really think Indy being old was the problem with Indy IV. And besides, unlike Indy IV, Han won't likely be the main character tasked with leading the film like he did in Indy.
I don't really think Indy being old was the problem with Indy IV. And besides, unlike Indy IV, Han won't likely be the main character tasked with leading the film like he did in Indy.
11:47AM on 02/15/2013
Now lets just get Hammil and Fisher to each drop about 50lbs and then we're good to go!
Now lets just get Hammil and Fisher to each drop about 50lbs and then we're good to go!
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11:47AM on 02/15/2013
Great news. But I will wait until Joblo updates the rumor as being true and confirmed. Then I'll be excited.
Great news. But I will wait until Joblo updates the rumor as being true and confirmed. Then I'll be excited.
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11:44AM on 02/15/2013
This is pretty cool, however, I'm going to wait for an official announcement before I start getting excited.
This is pretty cool, however, I'm going to wait for an official announcement before I start getting excited.
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11:32AM on 02/15/2013
Plenty of reasons to be excited &.sceptical. I pictured only Luke in VII & then Han & Leia in VIII. Fingers crossed.
Plenty of reasons to be excited &.sceptical. I pictured only Luke in VII & then Han & Leia in VIII. Fingers crossed.
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11:28AM on 02/15/2013
Maybe he will get his wish and they will kill off Han in the second part of this new trilogy... but I'm sure he would really rather have 3 paychecks instead of 2.
Maybe he will get his wish and they will kill off Han in the second part of this new trilogy... but I'm sure he would really rather have 3 paychecks instead of 2.
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11:26AM on 02/15/2013
Plenty of reasons to be excited &.sceptical. I pictured only Luke in VII & then Han & Leia in VIII. Fingers crossed.
Plenty of reasons to be excited &.sceptical. I pictured only Luke in VII & then Han & Leia in VIII. Fingers crossed.
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11:17AM on 02/15/2013

I Just Had A Geekgasm...

... In my pants! This is awesome news if true. Please make it true, Cinema Gods!
... In my pants! This is awesome news if true. Please make it true, Cinema Gods!
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