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Han, Luke, and Leia in the New Star Wars Movies?

By November 7, 2012

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Star Wars Episode 4TMZ caught up with Carrie Fisher, forever best known to millions of moviegoers as Princess Leia, and asked about whether she'd be willing to return to the franchise now that Disney's scooped up Lucasfilm and is planning more Star Wars movies. Fisher was first asked how it feels to be a Disney Princess to which she replied, "Fantastic," before being hit with the Star Wars question. When asked if she would be in the new Star Wars if they wanted her in it, Fisher said, "Yeah, sure." She added, "Wouldn't you?"

This comes hot on the heels of a report in EW that Harrison Ford would also consider a return to the franchise that launched his career. That's actually an unexpected semi-endorsement of the idea from an actor who hasn't always seemed to look upon his time spent in the Star Wars family with fond memories. According to EW, back in 2010 Ford expressed the opinion that Han should have died and said in an ABC interview: "As a character he was not so interesting to me." It'll be interesting to see what his response will ultimately be if an offer does go out.

And EW recently sat down with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, to find out what he thinks of the new Star Wars films. Hamill revealed he knew a few months back that Lucas was still interested in Star Wars: Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. Asked what he knew and how he feels about the new Star Wars films actually moving forward, Hamill replied, "I can see both sides of it. Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that's the way it should be -- and it's great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there's this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material."

As far as Star Wars: Episode VII, there hasn't been any word on the plot or which characters will be involved in the new Star Wars trilogy. There also hasn't been any official news as to who may take over the helm as director for Episode 7. Rumors are flying as to which filmmaker might win the coveted job, with Steven Spielberg, Joss Whedon, Neill Blomkamp, Alfonso Cuaron, Darren Aronofsky, and Matthew Vaughn all named as potential directors. And fans seem to be keen on the idea of Christopher Nolan settling into a new franchise now that he's wrapped up all things Batman.

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November 8, 2012 at 10:16 am
(1) cli says:

a new disney princess! wow never heard that one before!

November 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
(2) JK says:

Spielberg has already said he would decline, if asked. As have J.J. Abrams and Jon Favereau. I love the idea of Christopher Nolan directing, and Joss Whedon would be amazing as well. I seriously doubt Harrison Ford will be back to reprise his role of Han Solo (although it would make my head explode with excitement if he DID). I can see Mark and Carrie coming back to their roles and finding their places as Kenobi/Yoda type figures, but I doubt either of them will be central to the plot of the next film, and they will most likely be dead by episode 8.

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