Harrison Ford is open to reprising his role as Han Solo for the newly-announced "Star Wars" sequel, according to a source for Entertainment Weekly. The projected 2015 Disney release would be the seventh film in the series.
EW reports that a "highly-placed source" said that Ford's costars, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), were also open to doing another film. The trio burst onto the movie scene in 1977 after the first "Star Wars" film was released.
Disney acquired Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion in October. George Lucas, director and creator of the "Star Wars" empire, will serve as a creative consultant for the new film.
Damon Lindelof, producer of 2009's "Star Trek" and writer for the TV hit "Lost" penned a reaction piece to the possibility of the sequel for Rolling Stone, saying, "I had totally written off the idea of ever seeing a Star Wars movie with my six-year-old son. So for that to all change in the space of five seconds, where suddenly two summers from now that's gonna happen ? it's just about the most awesome thing ever." The writer/producer also credited Lucas for inspiring him to pursue a career in the movie business.
Pictured: A scene from "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back." Photo credit: Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM
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