Star Wars creator, George Lucas has confirmed the original trifecta that captured the hearts and minds of sci-fi geeks the globe round, will reprise their iconic roles in the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode VII.
Lucas made the announcement to Bloomberg Businessweek, stating Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were all signed for the new Episode VII, even before Disney purchased Lucasfilm’s for $4 billion in December.
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or were pretty much in the final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said.
“Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them,” he said before slightly flip flopping, “I won’t say whether negotiations were successful or not.”
Off course Lucas had already let the cat out of the bag, so it’s probably still safe to say that Ford (70), Hamill (61), and Fisher (56), will return to play supporting roles as Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princes Leia, respectively.
We should have seen it coming, since earlier this week Fisher hinted she would return.
The Walt Disney Co. is producing a new Star Wars trilogy that takes place after Lucas’ original three intergalactic epics, released between 1977 and 1983. J.J. Abrams is directing the first film, Star Wars: Episode VII, which is scheduled for release some time in 2015.