Harrison Ford loves the characters he’s played. Indy, Jack Ryan, Dr. Kimble, and more. But Han Solo? Well, dear Mr. Ford has never had a problem letting people know he didn’t really care for the role. Ford said he originally petitioned for Solo to die in Return of the Jedi but Lucas saw no sales for “Dead Han” action figures. So with the announcement that Disney had bought Lucasfilm and a 2015 date for Episode VII, it’s quite surprising that Harrison has been surprisingly open to returning to the role that REALLY made him a household name. Ford has yet to say he’s 100% behind any project until he sees a script with a director attached but word has it that he’s not completely against coming back to the franchise.
“I can see both sides of it,” Hamill said. “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.”
Will Episode VII see the return of Hamill, Ford and Fisher to the roles that made the Star Wars a success? Tron: Legacy brought back Jeff Bridges, Star Trek brought back Leonard Nemoy, so it seems only fitting that one of the biggest franchises of them all would follow suit.