George Lucas says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have signed on for Star Wars: Episode VII

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There have been many talks as to whether the cast from the original Star Wars trilogy (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford) would be back for the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII. George Lucas has chimed in and said that they have already signed all three of them.

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” he said. “So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on’. 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.”

You can see that Lucas wasn’t sure whether he should be saying that, but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag.

He tries to play coy by saying, “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

I’m pretty sure it was. Now that we have Hamill, Fisher, and Ford on board, I wonder what kind of role they’ll be having for the new Star Wars movie. Will it be similar to that of Leonard Nimoy’s role in the Star Trek reboot? If so, that’d be awesome.

Since Disney bought out Lucasfilm, does that mean George Lucas will be out of the spotlight? No, he’ll still be there as a consultant.

“I mostly say, ‘You can’t do this. You can do that,’ You know, ‘The cars don’t have wheels. They fly with antigravity.’ There’s a million little pieces. Or I can say, ‘He doesn’t have the power to do that, or he has to do this.’ I know all that stuff.”

Let’s hope he doesn’t consult by adding new things like Midi-chlorians.

Source: Business Week via Digital Spy

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