Luke, Leia, and Han will be back for the new Star Wars movie to be directed by J.J. Abrams. News which is certain to cause great rejoicing amongst fans across the galaxy. The great master himself, George Lucas, revealed in an interview posted to the web Thursday that the Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will be back in their original roles for Episode VII.
Carrie Fisher confirmed that she’ll return as the iconic character in an interview posted Wednesday with Florida’s Palm Beach Illustrated. Casting for the films has yet to be announced, but Fisher answered a simple “yes” when asked if she would be reprising Leia.
Disney’s LucasFilm and representatives for Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are keeping mum.
The Walt Disney Co. is producing a new “Star Wars” trilogy to take place after George Lucas’ original three space epics. J.J. Abrams is directing the first film.
The 56-year-old Fisher joked that Leia is now at “an intergalactic old folks’ home.” More seriously, she imagines Leia is “just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”