Dust off the Millennium Falcon – Han Solo might be back for the new “Star Wars” film after all!
Amid constant speculation about whether the franchise’s original big three – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher – would return for the upcoming seventh big screen installment (directed by J.J. Abrams), Ford seemed willing to throw fuel on the fire this week, when he was asked if the old gang was getting back together.
“I think it’s almost true. I’m looking forward to it,” Ford told WGN9 News at this Michigan Avenue magazine cover party, after being asked if the original “Star Wars” actors would make an appearance in the new film.
“It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening,” he added.
Casting rumors began to fly back in February, when the Latino Review claimed the now-70-year-old Ford would, in fact, reprise his iconic role.
Next came a quip from the original Princess Leia (Fisher) about her return to the franchise, who after saying she would be back, joked that she envisioned Leia “in an intergalactic old folks’ home.”
Disney has yet to comment on any of the casting rumors.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a tentative release date of 2015.