Harrison Ford is willing to reprise his role as Han Solo in the new Star Wars movie in 2015. The role of Han Solo launched Ford’s career in Hollywood so it would be fitting to see him put on the holster and vest again.
After the announcement that Star Wars: Episode VII was on its way in only 3 years, some wondered if the original cast would be involved with the new movie. EW.com reports that Harrison Ford is “open to the idea” if he’s needed for the new film. Sources also say the 70-year-old actor is “upbeat about” reprising the iconic space pirate role.
Harrison Ford would take the role in Star Wars: Episode VII if he read the script, met the director, and had a good death scene. If all of these elements were in play then Ford would be open to be in the film. Also, if Disney would drive a dump truck full of money to his front door. Harrison Ford is notorious for taking roles strictly for the paycheck (Cowboys & Aliens anyone?).
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were also approached to also reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the new Star Wars movie so if Disney lands Harrison Ford too then the transformation will be complete. We’ll have a continuation of Return of the Jedi on our hands.
In the past Ford has distanced himself from the Star Wars Saga. He often says in interviews that Han Solo was not one of his favorite roles to play and that he wanted the character to die at the end of The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. But Lucasfilm drove a dump truck full of money to his front door to star in Return of The Jedi in 1983, so he did.
Two years ago, Harrison Ford attended an anniversary screening of The Empire Strikes Back in Hollywood. He said it was the first time in 30 years since he last saw the picture and then felt he should start to embrace the series. In 2008, Ford reprised his role as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull. It was the first time he’d played that role in 19 years so it wouldn’t be out of the line to see Ford back in the Millennium Falcon for Star Wars: Episode VII.