CATEGORIES Movie NewsComing off the heels of the announcement of the seventh "Star Wars" sequel, fans have another reason to hyperventilate: Harrison Ford may be interested in revisiting his beloved role of Han Solo for the 2015 film.
"Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," a source told EW, referring to the original stars: Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
On October 30, in addition to the confirmation of another film, Disney announced that it had purchased Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind the gangbuster "Star Wars" franchise, for a cool $4.05 billion.
While speculation has run wild as to what the plot of "Episode VII" may be, Moviefone has postured that the series could follow Han and Leia's (Fisher) son, Jacen Solo, as he turns toward the Dark Side and eventually becomes a Sith Lord.
If that's the case, a resurgence from the 70-year-old Ford makes complete sense, despite his somewhat lukewarm feelings toward the role.
"As a character he was not so interesting to me," Ford told ABC in 2010.
For Hamill, who played the light saber-wielding Luke Skywalker, the prospect of continuing the classic is a bit more nuanced.
"I can see both sides of it," Hamill said. "Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that's the way it should be - and it's great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there's this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material."
For more on the "Star Wars" story, head to EW.