Harrison Ford thinks the much-anticipated Star Wars reunion will happen after all, as he explained in a recent interview with Chicago’s WGN 9 News. “I think it’s almost true. I’m looking forward to it,” said the actor who portrayed space cowboy Han Solo in the original trilogy. “It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening.”
Rumors of a cast reunion have been circulating since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise last October. With J.J. Abrams attached to direct, the in-progress Episode VII is slated for a 2015 release, with two more installments plus stand-alone films planned for the future. Ford, along with his co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, respectively), have all expressed interest in reviving their beloved characters.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, series creator George Lucas mentioned he’d already signed the trio to return before the Disney deal went down. “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”