Rumor has it all three original trilogy stars are upbeat about returning to their roles for Star Wars Episode 7, but Ford may require a Han Solo death clause.
The Outhouse was talking to Bleeding Cool who was talking to Entertainment Weekly who was talking to a high level insider source who was talking to Harrison Ford, and he said that she said that he said that she said that Ford was upbeat about returning to his legendary role as badass space smuggler Han Solo, and that Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill and Carrie "Princess Leia - Slave Leia Variant" Fisher are upbeat about returning as well.
Ford, however, might only do so under circumstances - that the script kill Han Solo off, something Ford apparently wanted to happen during Return of the Jedi. That ambition was crushed under the weight of millions of dollars in Han Solo action figure revenue, but now, it could easily happen.
Ford is known for not being a big fan of Han Solo, and has rarely made appearances related to Star Wars. Rarely, as in, he did it once, in 2010, at a charity benefit screening of Empire Strikes Back. "We love you!" shouted teary-eyed fans, elated at seeing their hero in person.
"I know," Ford replied.
He was then promptly frozen in carbonite, part of a preservation process handlers are using to keep the aging action star in top shape for Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull Part 2: More CGI This Time.
Episode 7, announced by Disney after they purchased Lucasfilm last week, is expected to be in theaters in 2015. Ford, Hamill, and Fisher will want to read some scripts and whatnot, but it's likely they'll appear. George Lucas himself will serve as a consultant, but will not direct the films.
Michelle Obama, who has since gone on to become First Lady of the United States of America, is unlikely to reprise her role as fan favorite Chewbacca.