We’re in a bit of a holding pattern when it comes to the participation of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode VII. Ford “thinks it’s happening”, George Lucas says they’re “pretty much” signed on for the upcoming sequel, and now Fisher has reiterated her involvement in the film. In November, she said she was on board, but a publicist said the comment was “tongue-in-cheek”. In March, Fisher flat out said she’ll reprise her role as Princess Leia. Speaking to fans at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Fisher said, “I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before.”
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According to the Calgary Herald, Fisher told the crowd:
“I’m glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I’m really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything.”
So where’s the official announcement from Disney? Presumably, there’s a verbal agreement in place from Hamill, Fisher, and Ford. However, until a script has been nailed down (and I doubt it’s good-to-go since Abrams is still busy with Star Trek Into Darkness stuff such as doing publicity for the film) and the contracts have been signed, we’ll just have to go on these verbal acknowledgements from the actors.