Star Wars trio to reprise roles in Disney/Lucasfilm "Episode VII"

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek published today, George Lucas more or less spilled the beans: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will reprise their roles as Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the new "Star Wars" film. All three had signed on for the forthcoming "Episode VII" project before Lucasfilm's $4 billion purchase by Disney.

"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or were pretty much in the final stages of negotiation," said Lucas. "Maybe I'm not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do."


Fisher had confirmed her reprisal in an earlier interview.



      1. Boy, oh boy. I cannot wait for J.J. Abrams to pull this guy out of an ice cave ala Spock in the Trek reboot.

      2. That was my first thought.

        Maybe they’ll just throw up their hands and put him in moo-moo like Brando in “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

      3. Looking at this photo, I think they should make the 7th episode a “Married… with Children”-style comedy about Skywalker family and friends.

    1. There will be a lot of sitting around in this next movie.

      “Episode VII, Revenge of the Swollen Prostate”

      1. “You know, say what you will about the Empire, but at least you got some decent healthcare at a decent price.”

      1. Luke’s (and Mara Jade’s) son is named Ben.

        Though admittedly the odds of Lucas respecting Expanded Universe canon are basically 0. 

    1. “These guys are no Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, they don’t even play instruments! What ever happened to good music!” (New cantina scene with young aliens (Biths) doing EDM/dubstep type stuff…)

  1. AGENT: “Sir, at this point the possibility of successfully getting a watchable out of this franchise is approximately 3,720 to 1!”

    FORD: “Never tell me the odds.”

    1. Star Wars: A New Hospice.

      “I think we’re onto something here! What if Yoda trained Luke… on a phone? You could have, like, 5 bars on the phone to measure the Force. I can feel the energy, people! Let’s do this!”

      1. I do remember Ewan McGregor mentioning how after a scene he told Lucas – “George, I’d like to do it again, I’m not satisfied with my delivery”, but George said “It’s fine.  Let’s move on”, and that was that.
        One can rationalize that Lucas was distracted, visualizing the post-production even as the actors were in front of his face, but still…

  2. If they’d done this in ’99 (sadly Lucas was otherwise engaged raping our collective childhood, IIRC), they could perhaps got away with basing something on the Thrawn Trilogy. This long after the original films they’ll either only be able to appear in cameos, or this will end up being a rehash of Space Cowboys.

    Why is this post tagged Star Trek? Obama joke?

  3. Han:  Just … hit that button!
    Luke:  What does it do?
    Han:  It … reboots.  Hit it!
    Luke:  I can’t reach it!
    Leia:  Try harder!
    Luke:  I can’t!  I’m caught!
    (Console fuses, sputters, smokes)

    Luke:  What do we do now?

  4. Before Indiana Jones 4, I would have been excited about this. Goddammit, Ford, you used to read the frigging scripts! If you can’t be bothered, at least get Pacino’s agent!

    1. Maybe he just needs the scratch. It’s not cheap to maintain and operate a private fleet of aircraft.

  5. Fisher had confirmed her reprisal in an earlier interview.

    Not to flog a dead burger or anything, but I believe this remains a matter of some dispute.

    1. Ah, that was Carrie talking.  This time (same day?) it’s different, read the text below the headline:

      George Lucas more or less spilled the beans…

  6. Enormous potential here to kill the entire franchise. But on the bright side, maybe we’ll all finally get over Star Wars.

  7. BB has the best geeks on the webtubz.  


    Yeah, this movie is gonna be full of lens-flaring suckitude.

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