Rumour: Harrison Ford has sizeable role in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Han Solo to enjoy a hefty amount of the spotlight

TheStar Wars: Episode VII rumours continue to show no sign of abating, with Deadline reporting that Harrison Ford's involvement in the new film will translate to some hefty screen time.

While it had been assumed that Ford and returning co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher would be appearing in virtual cameos, the report claims that a "gigantic role" has been written for Ford.

Meanwhile, THR reporter Borys Kit has shed some light on a couple of casting rumours, claiming that John Boyega could well be in the running for a role, having dropped out of Jesse Owens biopic, Race.

However, Oscar Isaac's reported involvement looks to have broken down, with Kit claiming that negotiations stalled over scheduling issues. Apparently Isaac has theatre commitments that can't be broken…

Hopefully we'll have an end to all the smoke and mirrors very soon, when some concrete casting is finally announced. Star Wars: Episode VII opens in the UK on 18 December 2015.

What do you make of the latest rumours? Tell us, below!


    • michaelam1978

      Apr 29th 2014, 9:16

      Actually, it was reported awhile back that when J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan rewrote the script, it was to expand the roles of the original characters to give them much more screentime than in the original writer's script. I imagine Han, Luke and Leia will have large roles in Episode VII, to sort of symbolically pass the torch to the younger cast to be the stars of VIII and IX, while they return for cameos and such.

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 29th 2014, 19:45

      Hmm an old Han Solo gallivanting across the universe....please no.

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