After Tuesday’s cast announcement for Star Wars Episode 7, including the confirmation of the return of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher — Han, Luke, and Leia — we can speculate some more about what Ford’s “gigantic” role will be all about.
It does make some sense to pay more attention to the man who had a big hand in saving the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker and not only that, he was instrumental in defeating the Death Star, after his conscience got the best of him.
The Inquisitr reported on Monday, the original trio was spotted in different areas of London — where Star Wars Episode 7 will be shot — in recent days and now that we know they will indeed return, things are starting to take shape, even though we don’t have any details about the plot.
As production nears the rumors about casting, at least can be put to rest. Many die-hard Star Wars fans are somewhat skeptical about what J.J. Abrams and most importantly, Disney, will do to one of the most successful franchises in history.
Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president has said Star Wars Episode 7 will attempt to portray that what fans value the most, the story itself and with the promise that this installment doesn’t follow canon, we are sure to be discussing the details all the way to opening day.
The suggestion that Harrison Ford would have a larger role than Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher leads to many questions. The most important being, is this the final appearance for the famous smuggler? And for the other two for that matter?
If Star Wars Episode 7 is set about 30-years into the future from where Return Of The Jedi left off, that makes our heroes about 60-years-old and we are most likely looking at the next generation that will fight the dark side of the force, which is sure to be around even if the Death Star is gone.
Another big question relates to Mark Hamill and what exactly his situation in Abrams’ film is. Will he be a sort of Obi wan Kenobi figure for the younger Jedi?
Some clues may have come from the seating arrangements during Tuesday’s cast announcements:
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 30, 2014
Harrison Ford is seated next to director J.J. Abrams, discussing details, but most importantly, seated to his left was — relative unknown — British actress Daisy Ridley and next to her was Carrie Fisher.
— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) April 30, 2014
Could this mean that she is the offspring of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Princess Leia? It is a rumor that has been floating around ever since the cast announcement for Star Wars Episode 7 was made. It is not surprising Abrams is bringing virtual unknowns joining the veterans from the original trilogy, who were no-names back in 1977. More news to come.
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