Harrison Ford Will Return as Han Solo in Episode 7

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Harrison Ford Will Return as Han Solo in Episode 7

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Everyone's favorite nerf herder is making a return to the silver screen.

Star Wars fans, brace yourselves. It seems that the dashing good looks and adorable antics of one Han Solo will once again grace theaters nationwide as it has been announced today that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role for the upcoming seventh episode in the Star Wars saga.

According to early reports, when asked about returning to the series Ford remained hesitant, but the recent news that J.J. Abrams was attached to the project appears to have swayed him. The news was revealed on Fox News Latino by renowned scoop-snatcher "El Mayimbe," a well-known source of early entertainment details, having broken news regarding films such as Spider-Man and The Dark Knight.

No details have been revealed regarding what type of role Han Solo will play in the actual film itself, but given Ford's age, it's hard to imagine him jumping and dodging like he did in the original trilogy. Then again, he did recently survive a nuclear blast, so anything's possible.

Source: Latino Review

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.... And lo the heavens open. Hark! Our king han solo.

Oh dear. This won't end well (except in the Box Office).

I hope he doesn't break a hip on set...

He's the smuggler who made the bathroom run in less than 12 parsecs.

So we could potentially see sagely old badass-Han Solo? That could be awesome.

On the other hand, it could be shit.

One down, four to go...

By that I mean Luke, Leia, Lando, and 3PO. Everyone else who might show up in the version of episode 7 that I want to see is minor enough that they can be replaced with a look-alike, wears a costume, or is dead.

DVS BSTrD:
He's the smuggler who made the bathroom run in less than 12 parsecs.

You win. Might as well shut the forums down now, there's no topping this one.

If I had to guess, I'd probably say it would just be a cameo, but who knows, stranger things have happened!

I've never heard of Latino Review. Are they a reliable source?

P.S. Thanks

Chessrook44:
One down, four to go...

By that I mean Luke, Leia, Lando, and 3PO. Everyone else who might show up in the version of episode 7 that I want to see is minor enough that they can be replaced with a look-alike, wears a costume, or is dead.

Mark Hamill's still working pretty regularly, albeit mostly as a voice actor, so he's a definite possibility if that's the direction they're going

Covarr:
I've never heard of Latino Review. Are they a reliable source?

P.S. Thanks

Not 100% sure myself, as I've only seen a few of his videos, but MovieBob seems to vouch for him.

OT: Not sure if want.
I guess if he makes a cameo as a retired smuggler or something a guess it cant be that bad, right? RIGHT???

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Why?! We already had to see Indiana Jones turn into a washed up old man, why Han too? Han Solo is one of the few things from the original trilogy that George Lucas barely managed to ruin. Sure there was some bullshit with Greedo but Han Solo was cool enough to make up for that. Now he's in diapers. Well done Disney.

han marries leia and does what in the EU? i know they have kids. beyond that i know jack squat about that side of sw.

being that he married a princess he probably be more administrative than smuggler anymore, or he is a old leader at this point with all his natural leader ability. no reason to try and shoehorn a 60 year old ford into an action role, it did not work for ST and TNG movies. did not work for the latest indy movie.

love to see hamill return as luke, he basically became a god in the EU, master of dark and light jedi powers became sith and returned etc. not a huge role but getting the old gang back together would be a nice nod to tie things together as long as it is done well.

Let's be fair, here. This is Harrison Ford we're talking about. Harrison Ford is awesome. ...Even if he can't get good roles of late. Still!

I'm getting a lot of flashing back to Extended Universe stuff where the old Trilogy Team really do grow older and still have galaxy-wide crises to deal with, buuuut...

Han Solo is definitely the one character one would likely see apart from the rest, (okay, probably with Chewie) but the justification for it might lean too dark for Disney, depending on which direction they take this.

The prospects for Star Wars still look fairly grim, since every announcement seems to just be a lot of 'getting the team back together' stuff.

...Wouldn't it have been so much better if they had done this for the last round of Star Wars movies, rather than this one?

And this is the absolute guarantee I will NEVER watch this. Sure it being tied to Disney was virtually the death knell but there is absolutely no way to salvage after willingly returning the single worst and most over hyped character in history.

I could forgive trying to bring back Vader some how. I could almost forgive it being tied to the house of mouse, but for me personally there is nothing that can undo this and as such not only will Disney not see my money from ticket sales, No organization will be it Home media, Redbox/blockbuster/Amazon, or even used copies and if I had any means of more power to adversely effect this there would be practically nothing I would not be willing to consider.

Now, with that said. This is my OPINION. I am simply stating it. If you wish to agree, wŁnderbar. If you wish to disagree, you are entitled to such but we will have to agree to disagree, because I am not going to argue or even discuss opinion. So no need to quote because I wont be engaging in such.

Edit: Sorry for the coarseness and saying never. I guess if it was decided to Kill off solo within the first 5 min of his screen time in the absolutely most demeaning and humiliatingly pathetic way possible, I might consider forgiving. But they would not be bringing Solo back for anything OTHER than pandering to rabid fans and everyone knows it.

cerebus23:
han marries leia and does what in the EU? i know they have kids. beyond that i know jack squat about that side of sw.

being that he married a princess he probably be more administrative than smuggler anymore, or he is a old leader at this point with all his natural leader ability. no reason to try and shoehorn a 60 year old ford into an action role, it did not work for ST and TNG movies. did not work for the latest indy movie.

love to see hamill return as luke, he basically became a god in the EU, master of dark and light jedi powers became sith and returned etc. not a huge role but getting the old gang back together would be a nice nod to tie things together as long as it is done well.

Han is a general in the new republic but he does lots of stuff revolving around his old contacts him and chewie fly around making shady deals out running star destroyers and stuff.

Zombie_Moogle:

Chessrook44:
One down, four to go...

By that I mean Luke, Leia, Lando, and 3PO. Everyone else who might show up in the version of episode 7 that I want to see is minor enough that they can be replaced with a look-alike, wears a costume, or is dead.

Mark Hamill's still working pretty regularly, albeit mostly as a voice actor, so he's a definite possibility if that's the direction they're going

Mark does not look good for his age though and neither does Carrie Fisher. Though this is a movie and make-up can work miracles. Things would have to be pretty far-flung in to the future to make these people, including Ford, fit.

Personally, I don't think they should be in the movies at all out-side of maybe very brief cameos that don't even acknowledge who they are. Let a new generation of actors shine instead of focusing on the old guard... And pray the script isn't garbage this time.

Erm... Why?

Seriously, why?

viranimus:
And this is the absolute guarantee I will NEVER watch this. Sure it being tied to Disney was virtually the death knell but there is absolutely no way to salvage after willingly returning the single worst and most over hyped character in history.

I don't believe you. I think not only will you see it regardless of this, but you'll see it twice.

Oh, no. Nononononononono!

I need a freakin' drink now. They're gonna piss all over what's good and holy, you just know it!

...has Leeland Chee already jumped off some roof, by the way?

WAIT... I heard this was going to have nothing to do with the old characters? I mean, from the original trilogy? They kept saying that story was over.

From what Iunderstand he has a death clause. So if he appears he has to di cause he doesn't want to do another full trilogy. Or atleast that's what Iheard

Its still a rumour, this writer and his title especially makes it sound like its been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney. Only then will it be official and confirmed that 'Harrison Ford WILL return as Han Solo In Episode 7". I hate it when news titles are misleading and get me all excited when nothing has been confirmed officially.

Calm down people. Didn't any of you see Tron? They can just make him look young with cgi like Jeff Bridges. ;)

Ha I this will work out about as well as the Crystal Skull.

I'm pretty sure they won't make the Indy mistake again. He'll play an elderly Han Solo, now in the role of a mentor character or maybe a high-ranking general or politician. But he won't be in the middle of the action.

Seems like a good set up for a sibling rivalry, Han being the father, one child goes evil while the other good. Maybe the bad child killing Han off.

Ukomba:
Calm down people. Didn't any of you see Tron? They can just make him look young with cgi like Jeff Bridges. ;)

Or the 1984 Arnold Terminator in Terminator: Salvation, both of which were some of the most uncanny valley looking things I had seen since S1m0ne.

i hope they hire mark hamill too.
that guy needs a role. and he is very talented.

AlexanderPeregrine:

Ukomba:
Calm down people. Didn't any of you see Tron? They can just make him look young with cgi like Jeff Bridges. ;)

Or the 1984 Arnold Terminator in Terminator: Salvation, both of which were some of the most uncanny valley looking things I had seen since S1m0ne.

Terminator: Salvation didn't bother me as much since he WAS a robot, but ya, not sure if it's the eyes or the way the mouth moves that's just creepy.

Skeleon:
I'm pretty sure they won't make the Indy mistake again. He'll play an elderly Han Solo, now in the role of a mentor character or maybe a high-ranking general or politician. But he won't be in the middle of the action.

I don't know, even as a New Republic general he still jumped in the fray with a blaster and shrug off Boba Fett more than once.

dose any one know if any of the other original charters are coming back

I love Harrison Ford as much as the next guy... hell, in his Indiana Jones days I might have loved him a little more than the next guy *nudge wink* But now he's just too OLD to reprise this sort of role in any meaningful way.

Just give the man his Liam Neeson style "my family has been kidnapped" thrillers instead. What about Air Force One? He made a pretty good President I thought.

Never liked Harrison Ford or indeed Han Solo (ruined the original films for me). But I will say this is an interesting turn for JJ Abrams to take. It's very possible that he will play a major role like Mike said.

Still I wouldn't want to go and see the new Star Wars film in the cinema just because I reckon there will be some jackass who will complain as loudly and obnoxiously as possible during the film. I seriously hate those people.

DVS BSTrD:
He's the smuggler who made the bathroom run in less than 12 parsecs.

I am posting here for the sole reason of informing that above poster that his comment cracked me up.

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