The moment Disney bought LucasFilm and announced Star Wars 7 everybody started guessing who will be the actors to play Han, Luke and Leia. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, is interested in doing Star Wars 7.
Star Wars fans aren’t happy that Disney is planning to release another trilogy. Bringing back the characters isn’t a good idea agree old-school fans, saying the story ended perfectly. Since the Star Wars release is scheduled for 2015, Disney has to reveal the actors some time soon. One of the actors in the original cast is interested in playing the part again, even if it’s under Mickey Mouse management.
The Hollywood Reporter jokes that Harrison Ford will play Han Solo in Star Wars 7, but only if he will get the studio to sign on a death clause for his character. It’s something that the actor has been wishing (more or less in secret) for a long time now. And if he fell in love with some of his other characters (Indiana Jones, Dr. Richard Kimble or John Book), Harrison Ford didn’t think much of Han Solo.
Still, as The Hollywood Reporter states, “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are”. It might be that the 70-year-old actor and his co-stars are thrilled about the money they could make off of Disney’s new project. Since the company bought LucasFilm in a $4.05 billion deal, the cast should make a considerable amount of money.
But even if Harrison Ford does play Han Solo in Star Wars 7, he can’t take back what he previously said of the character and story. “As a character he was not so interesting to me” the 70-year-old actor told ABC News in 2010. “I thought he should have died in the last one to give it some bottom… George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys” he added.
Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker told The Hollywood Reporter George Lucas told him and Carrie Fisher the news about Star Wars 7 in August. “I can see both sides of it” said Hamill about the criticism and excitement around the Disney new Star Wars movie. “…there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after that’s the way it should be…but on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire…to have more and more and more material”.