Nov. 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM ET
You love him. He knows. Harrison Ford may be 70, but the actor could still return to play Han Solo in "Star Wars" episode 7, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.
Yes, the magazine is attributing the news to a "highly placed source," and didn't sit down for an interview with Ford himself. But at this point, that encouraging news is all some fans need. The magazine item went on to say that like Ford, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia, were "upbeat" about the idea of appearing in a new film.
Entertainment Weekly did manage to reach Hamill, who said he and Fisher were told about the new movie last summer by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas. Hamill said that Lucas hadn't discussed whether there would be roles for Luke and Leia in the 2015 film or the two movies planned to come after it.
"(Lucas) was just talking about writers and the fact that he wouldn’t be directing," Hamill told EW. "I guess he wanted us to know before everybody else knew."
NBCNews readers had various responses to the idea of Ford and the original "Star Wars" cast appearing in the new trilogy.
"Hey -- if one is lucky, one ages, even Han Solo," wrote Sioux Westberry-Kaufman. "Bring back Harrison!"
" I will faithfully watch Harrison Ford in whatever he does!" said Kathy McNeely Brooks.
For Joe Smerko, it wasn't Ford's appearance that would bother him, but the possible return of some furry and finny little friends. "I'm gonna repeatedly give myself paper cuts if they bring Jar Jar Binks back and those stupid Ewoks," he wrote.
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