Is the Millennium Falcon adding a geriatric wing?
On the heels of the reports that nerd idol George Lucas had gifted LucasFilm Ltd. to Disney for the small fee of $4.05 billion, it is now being reported that original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill could all return for the upcoming and anticipated next installment, Episode 7.
The only problem with this idea is that Star Wars is an action-based space western and these actors—albeit extremely talented—are all over 50. Ford is 70, Fischer is 56, and Hamill is 61.
But apparently once a galaxy far, far away gangster always galaxy far, far away gangster…
Entertainment Weekly is reporting the update.
“Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are,” a source tells the Hollywood tracker.
Ford’s decision to revisit his character Han Solo comes after he publicly condemned the idea of a character reemergence and even his existence to begin with.
“As a character he was not so interesting to me,” he told ABC in the past.
But, the groundbreaking film turned money-slurping franchise seems to disagree. And to Hamill—despite skeptics who wonder if they can still work their lightsabers—a re-arrival the of old timer’s characters Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker would be a treat for devote fans.
“There’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material,” the actor said.
Star Wars Episode 7 is expected to soar into theaters in 2015.