Harrison Ford confirmed to return as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII?

JJ Abrams to reunite with Ford...

Harrison Ford has signed on to return to the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Episode VII, Latino Review - via Fox News - has confirmed.

Famed Latino Review scooper El Mayimbe appeared on Fox News to announce the story, saying it's a “done deal".

Ford famously tried to distance himself from the series when Empire Strikes Back was in production, requesting that Lucas kill off his character.

Thankfully, Ford seems to have changed his mind - unless JJ promised him the ultimate death scene to convince him to reprise his role as Chewbacca's best mate.

Abrams and Ford have collaborated on previous projects - Abrams wrote Regarding Henry, and produced Morning Glory - but this will be the first time JJ will get to direct his childhood hero. 

Latino Review has a strong record when it comes to scoops, so expect this story to develop, with Abrams, Ford and Disney making official statements. If, indeed, the story is true.

We certainly hope it is - cameos from the original trilogy's stars will be an essential part of Abrams' mission to bridge the gap between the original trilogy and this new series. 

And who doesn't want to see a grumpy old Solo arguing with a grey-haired Wookiee? 

For more Star Wars Episode VII goodness, check out Casting Star Wars Episode VII , Star Wars Episode VII: The Story So Far and our opinion piece Is An Abrams Star Wars A Bad Idea?
 

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    • DudeLove0492

      Feb 15th 2013, 16:15

      More like he's getting paid $millions overall

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    • davebe

      Feb 15th 2013, 17:06

      Well it certainly worked for Indiana Jones!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 16th 2013, 0:09

      Horrible idea !! Ford no longer has the charm or appeal to pull off Han Solo.

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    • philipjamesd

      Feb 16th 2013, 3:34

      He may have shafted Indiana... but who knows, maybe an older Han Solo could be master stroke.

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    • ilikescifi

      Feb 16th 2013, 10:54

      i am scared

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    • Indianabones

      Feb 16th 2013, 15:01

      How much I love Harrison Ford, I can see all the input coming from Mr Ford and Abrams just saying yes yes yes to what ever he wants! I can't blame him as he is a legend! but it may take something away from how Abrams wants the film to go.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 16th 2013, 16:07

      Ford didn't shaft Indiana Jones, it was Lucas and his insistence they use his crazy, unworkable ideas. It was the CGI prarie dog, CGI snake, CGI ants, CGI monkeys, CGI forest. It was just lazy, lazy film-making, with no element or fun and danger. Anyway, JJ Abrams is a better writer than Lucas ever was, so Ford might be tempted back to SW, can they stick Nathan Fillion in there too? Y'know, for fun?

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    • Mattsimus

      Feb 16th 2013, 20:48

      Hadouken76........ YES...... Everybody else whatever! This new series isn't going to work without the original 3 stars I can guarantee you that. Let's get over the Indy rant.... 2008!!!, yes it was poor (don't get me started on the fridge/nuclear bomb scene) but this isn't Indy! It's a JJ Abrams directed Star Wars....meaning he will provide! keep the faith cos lets face it we are all going to see it at least once and you can only imagine what the first trailer is gonna look like n how excited we're all gonna be when the John Williams score starts n the sabres are out and the space battles start kicking the s**t outta the universe..... Forget the prequals, however they led to this!!! It will end WELL XMX

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    • spoonlamp

      Feb 17th 2013, 8:10

      I think we should all remember that really, if you loved the originals then this isn;t going to be aimed at us. Lucas already rubbed our faces in it with his "prequels" and admittedly, he can't write or direct to save his career (evidently!) but this is still not going to compare to Eps 4,5 &6. Nothing ever could. We're different people. And this won't be aimed at us. There might be a couple of nods for us to smile "knowingly" at each other about, but just what size of role do you think Ford is going to have? This is Disneys baby now. And the story (from what I gather) is already pretty set and is all following the Star Wars cannon - Solo will be a grumpy dad for some Jedi kids (younglings ahoy!) and that will be about it. Despite Abrams considerable talent at reboots I probably won't see this unless my kid wants to see it in about 3 years time. P.S. Do you know I remember a time when I paid £2 to go to the cinema and you got a little ticket that was pushed up through a small metal trapdoor in a metal desk? Now it costs me about £9 and I have to que at the food stand to get tickets. I rarely go to the cinema because it is becoming a soul-less plastic sweet shop.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 17th 2013, 9:29

      Yeah Mattimus, I was just making the point that the new Star Wars series has the potential to be worthy of the franchise, for the sole reason that Lucas' poisoned- corporate-'can we make this CGI?' influence will be limited (hence the Indy rant) , allowing brilliant writers like Lawrence Kasdan and directors like JJ Abrams to bring the joy and excitement back to the screens. I for one can't wait, a trailer showing aged Solo back in the Falcon? COME ON!

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    • Mattsimus

      Feb 17th 2013, 17:32

      Hadouken76 yeahhhh that's exactly the s**t I'm talking about!!!

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    • alexr

      Feb 18th 2013, 15:49

      @ilikescifi You should have gone with "I have a bad feeling about this".

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