A few months ago, actor Harrison Ford stated that if Star Wars: Episode VII had a good script, a good director behind the camera, and his character would receive a proper death scene, he would be “open to the idea” of returning to the Star Wars universe and reprising his role as Han Solo. Well, it looks like Solo will indeed return to the big screen in 2015.
According to Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, it’s a “done deal.” The 70-year-old actor will return to Star Wars as Han Solo. Ford’s role is expected to be much smaller than his part in the original Star Wars trilogy, but it will be good to see him back as the dashing space pirate.
The new Star Wars film isn’t the first time Ford has worked on a J.J. Abrams project. He previously appeared in the 2010 movie Morning Glory, a film Abrams produced, and 1991’s Regarding Henry, which Abrams wrote.
What does this mean for Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia? Well, if Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo, it does stand to reason that Hamill and Fisher would return as well. There’s no point in seeing Han Solo again if he’s not going to be joined by his best friend and his main love interest.
This obviously isn’t the first time Harrison Ford has reprised an iconic role. In 2008, Ford donned the fedora again to play Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We all know how that one turned out, so let’s hope Star Wars: Episode VII is a much more satisfying return by one of Ford’s most beloved characters.