Veteran actor Harrison Ford has reportedly agreed to reprise his classic role as Han Solo in JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars Episode VII.
Latino Review‘s El Mayimbe, who has a habit of scooping major film stories, went on Fox News on Friday claiming that Ford’s involvement is a “done deal.”
Back in October last year Disney announced that they were creating a new trilogy of Star Wars films after purchasing Lucasfilm for USD$4.05 billion. George Lucas has been recruited as a “creative consultant” on the new movies, but will not play a hands-on role.
Harrison Ford is the second major Star War’s signing in a month — in January Lucasfilm announced that filmmaker JJ Abrams had signed on to direct Star Wars: Episode VII.
“JJ is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise”, says Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy. “He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”
The last time Ford reprised an iconic role was in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — and we all know how that turned out.