Latino Review has just dropped some pretty big Star Wars news: Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming continuation of the franchise.
This is huge news, and one I’m sure many fans will have been hoping to hear, including myself. It felt essential to me that Star Wars: Episode VII continued the stories of the characters we all know and love, so to hear that Ford – who was likely to be the most resistant to the idea of returning – will be back as the intergalactic scoundrel is something to get excited about.
Whilst this narrows things down for us in terms of the direction Episode VII will go in, so many new questions arrive; will the standalone Han Solo film also feature Ford? Will Episode VII resemble the Expanded Universe and give us Han and Leia’s Jedi children? Will Luke turn to the Dark Side?
A lot of questions for us to chew over, but it is definitely good to hear that Ford is back, and it gives me a little more faith in the series – even if he is just coming back for a quick death scene. But Han Solo couldn’t die, could he?
Hopefully news of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill being on board won’t be too far away and here’s hoping for just a few snippets of information on what’s in store for Star Wars: Episode VII.