First Han and now Leia? Be still our unanimous beating Star Wars hearts! Late last night we heard rumors of Fisher reprising her role as the perfect Princess Leia and she has now confirmed herself that she will be a part of the film. Courtesy of Cinema Blend here is the following quote:
If some of you did not have the best day yesterday, considering it was the ever frivolous hallmark holiday, I have some great news for you! Star Wars fans a like can rejoice in the news that Harrison Ford will be back playing Han is some manner. I heard the news first on cinemablend.com Do I know if it will be for one of the individual character spin offs or the soon to be updated trilogy? I have no freaking idea.
It is a bit to early in the game to know what he is doing and if its just for the money. I have some vague recollection that back in the day Harrison hated the Solo character. Which is why Lucas froze him off in carbonite in The Empire Strikes Back. I wonder if it is his old age that makes him reminisce for his older films (like Indian Jones) or if Disney is just paying him a boat load of money.
In the summer of 2009 theaters across America was graced by the reboot of Star Trek with the phenomenal Director J.J. Abrams who is now linked to the Star Wars sequels set for 2015. The rumor mill seems to have been spitting out a different director each month since Disney bought Lucusfilms last October but the wrap seems to be pretty confident about Abrams being the director. Cinema Blend confirms Abrams with two other sources as well.
No ones to say that it is finalized yet but as a Star Wars original fan I am wouldn’t mind putting my eggs into the Abrams basket. He not only had success with Star Trek but he has also has Super 8, Lost, Fringe, & Alias under his directors helm with many others as a producer. After the blunders of episodes I-III with Lucas at the helm having a trekkie might not be the worst decision in the world–or the universe. Hopefully fanboys wont be disappointed by this news, but until we have Abrams signature to pull us out of this garbage compactor of a ride I wont hold my breath.
What is your opinion on the matter?