A few weeks ago, George Lucas seemed pretty sure that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher would return to the Star Wars universe to reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, respectively, in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. So while we wait until Disney and Lucasfilm to officially confirm their involvement, Harrison Ford talked about how he feels about returning to the iconic role.
In an interview with MTV, Ford commented on being at the center of successful landmark movies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Ford also spoke about returning to the roles that made him a celebrity in Hollywood.
It might be nice, depending on the circumstances, to revisit any one of those characters. What interests me now is the opportunity to work at all and to work on ambitious projects. I can’t think that way. What I’m looking for is the next opportunity, the next ambitious opportunity. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of those. If it’s one of those, great. If it’s not, that’s fine too.
It’s no secret that Harrison Ford has criticized George Lucas’ ability to write dialogue in the past. As far as how he feels about Lucas today, and the possibility of working with him again, Ford says, “I might have said things in the past that were characterizations of how I felt at the time. That was then. This is now. It doesn’t matter.”
While it’s unclear how much involvement Lucas will have with Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Episode VII, his presence can still be felt throughout the Star Wars series as a whole, even during his retirement. Hopefully, Harrison Ford will get that epic death scene he hoped Han Solo would get at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. It would be hard to see Ford playing Solo again in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
You can watch the whole interview with Ford below: