Another day, another Star Wars rumor. As anticipation for Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII continues to rise, fans are clamoring for every tiny bit of information concerning the new trilogy. Firm details are incredibly scarce at the moment, and things will likely stay that way for some time now that “Mystery Man” J.J. Abrams has officially signed on to direct Episode VII. The most recent unconfirmed rumor concerning the film states that Harrison Ford is in talks to reprise his role as Han Solo, and now a new rumor has surfaced that suggests Solo will be joined by his pals Luke and Leia, as Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher may or may not be returning in a storyline that focuses on the trio’s children. Hit the jump for more.
Before we get too far into this, it’s important to note that at this point nobody knows anything, so take the following rumor with the biggest heap of salt possible. That being said, a report at Showbiz 411 claims that Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher will be reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Moreover, the story apparently revolves around the children of the original trilogy’s main characters, as their spawn has been tapped as the new trilogy’s protagonists.
Some of the earliest rumors for Star Wars: Episode VII claimed that the new film’s main character would be a female, which is a notion that I fully support. It would certainly make sense for Episode VII’s protagonists to be the immediate offspring of Luke, Leia, and Han, as that would offer an easy connection between this new trilogy and the previous six films. Moreover, Hamill confirmed late last year that he and Fisher were told about the new films by George Lucas way before any of the information was made public. But again, absolutely none of this has been confirmed so for now it’s best to take this information as one of a number of possible ways Episode VII could go.
Michael Arndt is working on the pic’s screenplay as we speak, and once Star Trek Into Darkness opens in May, Abrams will be able to devote his full attention to Star Wars for the next 2-3 years. As such, we should be hearing some more solid information regarding Star Wars later this summer.
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