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Harrison Ford Returning to 'Star Wars'

The face of everyone's favorite smuggler will allegedly return to the franchise.

In a galaxy far, far away... Latino Review dropped another huge movie scoop -- this time for the upcoming Star Wars movies.  Harrison Ford previously said he'd be interested in reprising the role, but now the website claims it's official! According to them, it's a done deal and Solo has a "significant" role in the new film.

      
Their headline says he'll be back for Star Wars: Episode VII. There were also previous rumors that he'd get his own spin-off film, but again, that was just a rumor and would apparently focus on a "younger" Han. Viners, are you happy to hear the scruffy looking nerf herder will allegedly be returning to the franchise? 
 
Source: Latino Review
 
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Posted by Crash_Recovery

@Grey56:

This isn't an issue to sway anyone towards or away from, just a place to talk.

For people to celebrate what they enjoy.

I don't care about winning because there's nothing to win. I have no desire to insult you because there's nothing to be gained.

I'd prefer the classic Star Wars actors not be in the film, but no, I don't have tomatoes..because I'm an adult. Do you think so little of everyone else to imagine that they're frothing at the mouth when the simply say they don't want something?

If we were at a restaurant, would you scream at me if I asked for no avocado in the cobb salad?

Let's be civil and have fun. If you want to scream at people, X-Box live is waiting for you.

Posted by Grey56

@Reignmaker: So, which is it then - is he a qualified actor or just a money seeking hack? Make up your mind. Though it doesn't sound like you could be objective enough to proffer something honest enough. Fan boy or not - take a look around at how the majority of people have responded. You and the other stubborn gotta be different than everyone can have it. Not that it matters much - you'll still be in the theaters to watch.

Posted by Reignmaker

@Grey56 said:

@Reignmaker: So, which is it then - is he a qualified actor or just a money seeking hack?

They're not exclusive categories. But it's a financial decision. If you think he's doing it to add to a decorated career, that's laughable.

Case in point, right here...

@Grey56 said:

Fan boy or not - take a look around at how the majority of people have responded. You and the other stubborn gotta be different than everyone can have it. Not that it matters much - you'll still be in the theaters to watch.

The way people respond to this decision doesn't mean anything, and had little to do with my original point. People were excited when Lucas announced Episode One also.

Nah, this will be a Redbox rental for me for sure. I'll still watch it of course. But I never got into Star Wars. I was a child of the 90's, not the 70's-80's. Most of my peers that are into this property are into it because their parents passed it on to them. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel like the property as a whole is grossly overrated in terms of quality. That being said, its a proven money-maker - and I believe a savvy individual like Mr. Ford understands that.

Posted by NovaDawg

@Reignmaker said:

@Grey56 said:

@Reignmaker: So, which is it then - is he a qualified actor or just a money seeking hack?

They're not exclusive categories. But it's a financial decision. If you think he's doing it to add to a decorated career, that's laughable.

Case in point, right here...

@Grey56 said:

Fan boy or not - take a look around at how the majority of people have responded. You and the other stubborn gotta be different than everyone can have it. Not that it matters much - you'll still be in the theaters to watch.

The way people respond to this decision doesn't mean anything, and had little to do with my original point. People were excited when Lucas announced Episode One also.

Nah, this will be a Redbox rental for me for sure. I'll still watch it of course. But I never got into Star Wars. I was a child of the 90's, not the 70's-80's. Most of my peers that are into this property are into it because their parents passed it on to them. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel like the property as a whole is grossly overrated in terms of quality. That being said, its a proven money-maker - and I believe a savvy individual like Mr. Ford understands that.

Indy 4 wasn't really Harrison Ford's fault, and to a lesser extent Spielberg's. Go back and watch or read any of the behind the scenes and you'll see that all the parts of the film that everybody hates from vine swinging, aliens, and the fridge were all Lucas' ideas. Spielberg actually tried to veto many of them and Lucas just badgered him into submission.

Nothing will ever equal the excitement for Episode One. That was a once in a generation event and as Red Letter Media said "the biggest case of cinematic blue balls ever". Lucas has proven time and again that he's lost his creative touch, even as far back as Episode Six. But with Disney at the helm because Disney is in the habit of not making complete shit, and if they do not more than once.

Posted by eenuck

I think an animated version of the Heir to the Empire books would be the best way to go. A film with Han and Luke's children would be of some interest, but the original story and characters is what Star Wars is all about. They need to introduce new characters no doubt, but just like Star Trek they spent a decade building up a new cast of characters before they Next Generation cast made into film.

Some of the more popular characters like Mara Jade or a movie involving Boba Fett would be worth my time.

I would like to see and expansion on the Universe but not to start out.

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Already I'm saying this movie is a success!

Posted by ladymastermind

Oh good Lord, talk about someone who's getting a little too old to be doing this . They're gonna have this guy chasing aliens in wheelchair. Yes, Harrison Ford was in Star Wars, but we don't need to see him break a hip trying to jump from space ships and shoot laser guns.....

Posted by Smurfboy

Yes!!!!! Good news for me!

Posted by Grey56

@Reignmaker said:

Nah, this will be a Redbox rental for me for sure. I'll still watch it of course. But I never got into Star Wars. I was a child of the 90's, not the 70's-80's. Most of my peers that are into this property are into it because their parents passed it on to them. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel like the property as a whole is grossly overrated in terms of quality. That being said, its a proven money-maker - and I believe a savvy individual like Mr. Ford understands that.

I had to stop myself from laughing so hard. This is really all you had to say - that you were some punk early 20 year old whom was just as likely to tell me that Citizen Kane and Gone With The Wind have no cinematic value as you would that Harrison Ford was a hack of an actor. Good grief, try doing any searching on whom are the most regarded actors in American Cinema - and not just gross sales from box offices. And the fact that you're trying to convince me that you won't be seeing this film in theater even after coming on here specifically to rag on the announcement? I don't know what's worse - your denial or your inability to admit that it's a great move on all parts now that I've bothered to call you out on it.

Separately - when I ask you if Ford is a qualified good actor or a money grubbing hack - "They're not exclusive categories. But it's a financial decision. If you think he's doing it to add to a decorated career, that's laughable." - Mmmmm, they kinda are mutually exclusive for the context of this conversation. Unless you're inferring that Ford is of such a questionable character as a person to simply do movies for monetary reasons - to which I'd point you to his net worth. Or if you're insinuating he's doing it out of a lack for ego - that's a completely separate conversation and would belie some serious animosity on your part. A bit pretentious of you though to insinuate he's merely doing it to add to his trophy case - not that Ford probably minds. He makes more money taking a leak than you will in a lifetime.

Lastly though - your insinuation that "The way people respond to this decision doesn't mean anything, and had little to do with my original point" - Mmmmm it kinda does mean something. It means that - like my original point - you're just being contrary because you can - because you're helping to 'identify' yourself as 'unique'. And as cute as that is, it doesn't mean you are correct or accurate in your opinion. And as someone whom is admittedly not even a fan of the Star Wars series, I don't think you in a position to argue with me over it. If you had a legitimate point beyond your feigned disdain over an older man reprising a role in an ongoing story (which he would portray the aged version of.....) I might think more about it. As it is - see you at the movies.

Posted by dementedtheclown

Now we NEED Master Luke and Queen Leia

Posted by Grey56

@Crash_Recovery said:

@Grey56:

This isn't an issue to sway anyone towards or away from, just a place to talk.

For people to celebrate what they enjoy.

I don't care about winning because there's nothing to win. I have no desire to insult you because there's nothing to be gained.

I'd prefer the classic Star Wars actors not be in the film, but no, I don't have tomatoes..because I'm an adult. Do you think so little of everyone else to imagine that they're frothing at the mouth when the simply say they don't want something?

If we were at a restaurant, would you scream at me if I asked for no avocado in the cobb salad?

Let's be civil and have fun. If you want to scream at people, X-Box live is waiting for you.

As for you, hurt feelings edition - that's fine. I'll be just as civil as I have - and still tell you your opinion is a poor one. And to answer your interesting rhetoric - yes I would think little of anyone whom obviously holds so low an opinion of something so deserving of merit....if you don't then no wonder you're so confused. If you want to have opinions and not have them challenged - I'm sure Starbucks has a location nearby where you can avoid human contact but stay chic in doing so.

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

He was one of the only reasons that the first trilogy was successful. I'm excited.

Yeah because the first trilogy wasn't successful in any other regard. Next time you see a movie blockbuster or a direct sequal, thank/curse Star Wars.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was insulting your first born child when I said that.
Posted by benblanks

IF he does, I'll be very surprised if Mark Hamill is not approached and/or doesn't agree to do the same. That would be sweet.

Posted by enchantlee

I have a friend who is upset over this. But I think it'll be awesome!

Posted by SuperJedi17

@benblanks said:

IF he does, I'll be very surprised if Mark Hamill is not approached and/or doesn't agree to do the same. That would be sweet.

He better agree,he already quit joker (unless a killing joke animated film gets made) he can't quit being the master jedi too.

Posted by ltbrd

@Grey56: Not to get in the way of what is a pointless conversation (ah what am I saying, its late and I'm bored so why not) but I have to say this article and coinciding comments would be a much better read if your presence was not a part of it. I can see that you believe yourself to be very intelligent and logical. Maybe you are. Maybe you aren't. Really doesn't matter. You're coming off as a complete ass.

You immediately began attacking someone for a point of view and yet give no credible case to your own point of view other than its yours so it must be the right one. You also seem to put a great deal of stock in the fact that you, which I am insinuating from your comments, were alive when the original trilogy came out and saw it in theaters. Thus this makes your opinion more valuable as you represent the generation of viewers that saw it with you. It doesn't. You don't speak for the original trilogy generation, of which I am a part and find your comments to be everything that is wrong with the label of "fan".

You also jumped on a comment of Ford being past his "prime" and immediately thought of physical and the men you work out with. If you have some issues to work out in regards to your body or other men in the gym this probably isn't the place to do it. But "prime" does not just mean physical. Its no big shock to state Ford hasn't had a good film in years. Yes, he's been nominated for Golden Globes a few times (the last of which, Sabrina, was in 1995) and the only award he's actually won is the Cecil B. DeMille award, which isn't even for a specific role but a sum total career in entertainment. So he's not as accomplished or acclaimed an actor as you are making him out to be even though he's been a staple of Hollywood culture for decades. Nor did Hamill or Fisher go on to great careers in film either, though Hamill has been a phenominal voice actor for the Joker and Fisher has a number of well received novels. So when a statement like "Harrison Ford's far from prime at this point", maybe you should consider looking at the actor in his totality rather than just his physique.

At the end of the day every opinion and the person that made it should be respected and treated with dignity. This you did not do but decided to attack not only the opinion, which is acceptable in any debate so long as it is respected, but the individual. Why you feel the need to "ruffle fine clothes" to someone you cannot see, listen to, or speak with face to face is beyond me. It is a sad comment of your life and character that you feel inclined to do so.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

"I'm Han Solo. Captain of the Millenium Falcon and the only actor who's career wasn't destroyed by this movie." - Peter Griffin.

Well, obviously, he'll be playing old Han and young Han will be the focus of a different movie.

@Gambit1024 said:

Oh, but now if this is a thing, they NEED to get Hamill and Fisher back too.

Agreed!

Edited by Grey56

@ltbrd said:

@Grey56: Not to get in the way of what is a pointless conversation (ah what am I saying, its late and I'm bored so why not) but I have to say this article and coinciding comments would be a much better read if your presence was not a part of it. I can see that you believe yourself to be very intelligent and logical. Maybe you are. Maybe you aren't. Really doesn't matter. You're coming off as a complete ass.

You immediately began attacking someone for a point of view and yet give no credible case to your own point of view other than its yours so it must be the right one. You also seem to put a great deal of stock in the fact that you, which I am insinuating from your comments, were alive when the original trilogy came out and saw it in theaters. Thus this makes your opinion more valuable as you represent the generation of viewers that saw it with you. It doesn't. You don't speak for the original trilogy generation, of which I am a part and find your comments to be everything that is wrong with the label of "fan".

You also jumped on a comment of Ford being past his "prime" and immediately thought of physical and the men you work out with. If you have some issues to work out in regards to your body or other men in the gym this probably isn't the place to do it. But "prime" does not just mean physical. Its no big shock to state Ford hasn't had a good film in years. Yes, he's been nominated for Golden Globes a few times (the last of which, Sabrina, was in 1995) and the only award he's actually won is the Cecil B. DeMille award, which isn't even for a specific role but a sum total career in entertainment. So he's not as accomplished or acclaimed an actor as you are making him out to be even though he's been a staple of Hollywood culture for decades. Nor did Hamill or Fisher go on to great careers in film either, though Hamill has been a phenominal voice actor for the Joker and Fisher has a number of well received novels. So when a statement like "Harrison Ford's far from prime at this point", maybe you should consider looking at the actor in his totality rather than just his physique.

At the end of the day every opinion and the person that made it should be respected and treated with dignity. This you did not do but decided to attack not only the opinion, which is acceptable in any debate so long as it is respected, but the individual. Why you feel the need to "ruffle fine clothes" to someone you cannot see, listen to, or speak with face to face is beyond me. It is a sad comment of your life and character that you feel inclined to do so.

Apologies I was actually out for the evening and have just now been able to sit down and respond to your four paragraph diatribe over how much of an ass I am. Don't ruin a horse for riding in to rescue some folks whom are too ill equipped to defend their own opinion on a public forum. It's interesting though that your primary function of your rant seems to be attacking me for attacking opinions which aren't steeped in any empirical manner and for the more subjective, enjoyable aspects are in fact well within the minority....you would have known that had you bothered to actually read (and understand should you be able to) my remarks. As I'm not in the business of repeating myself to folks whom butt in to prior conversations solely to infer that I'm being less than honest (even if done in a manner which crimps feelings because someone told them they were wrong) - I'll let you go back and do that though you probably won't since you didn't bother the first time before excusing your way into the foray.

You do attempt at a provocative interaction when you begin to defend Crash and his reservations over casting men 'out of their prime' - but then go down a rabbit hole for a watch I'm not sure you'll find. You seem to indicate that I shouldn't be solely concerned with how the physiognomy isn't the sole proprietor of acting ability - yet then agree with me at the end of your third paragraph. Also within said paragraph you indicate my apparent lack of psychological comfort with my own physical frame is reflected by my mere mention of how Ford's level of fitness is a grand indicator of how he is still capable of being a leading man....curious. Lastly within that paragraph you attempt at discrediting Ford's work by intoning his lack of hardware since the mid 90's.....which I'll be honest - doesn't deserve a response if you feel he is an unaccomplished actor. Again though for your sake - I'll encourage you to do any Google search of regarded actors and then try to pretend you're surprised when you see Ford's name atop nearly every list.

Really though you haven't even issued an opinion on my thought - you've just ranted at me for having so strong of one and informing others that their own are poor ones. It's a sad comment upon yourself to feel the need to take out some impotent frustration upon someone whom feels so passionately about something. At no point did I attempt to disrespect the individual - only their opinion. I don't have to respect their opinion when I feel that it is not grounded in something which is objectively true - in truth I don't have to at all however that would be bad form to not attempt negotiation over subjective matter. So really at this point, whom is coming off as more of an ass? Myself - for stating an opinion and having the gall to challenge others? Or you for outright calling me one for having strong opinions? All the while though agreeing with me in principle (from your lone prior thread comment) upon how the story could be conducted....fascinating.

Lastly though - at no point do I hide whom I am nor what I believe. I make myself available to all whom would seek to engage me - via multiple methods and media. How about you do likewise as any earnest member of this community would. Not only have I made all those efforts - but I monetarily contribute to the site in an effort to display my dedication to the medium and all of its ancillary make up. I don't know who you are nor anything about you - though at this point I'm fairly certain you can intone that I have a fair bit invested into the comic community. I sally myself out here because I am not afraid to state what I believe - and encourage conflict or argument should it benefit the whole. Here's a final bread crumb though - I don't condone a contrarian. Enjoy your life and character as you feel so inclined - I'll do likewise.

Posted by sentryman555

i know that Dennis Quaid isn't much younger than Harrison Ford but I always thought he would make a good older Han Solo. If it's a more lead role I'd say Quaid should do it but if its just a supporting passing on the torch type thing Ford should be able to pull it off.

Edited by Reignmaker

@Grey56 said:

This is really all you had to say - that you were some punk early 20 year old whom was just as likely to tell me that Citizen Kane and Gone With The Wind have no cinematic value as you would that Harrison Ford was a hack of an actor.

Your reading comprehension could use some help, because you're obviously reading way too much into what I posted.

All I said is Ford clearly did it for the money. Jesus, man. It's not like I attacked your religion or anything (unless Star Wars is your religion). Again, I just said it was a financial decision. Does it rock your little world that Ford perhaps isn't as obsessed over this stuff as you are? Never mind, no need to answer. You've already made that much obvious.

Posted by lorex

Personally I would prefer they tell stories in the Star Wars Universe either before or after the events of the movies and create a different group of characters. I thought we had enough of Harrison Ford playing a broken down old adventurer in the last Indiana Jones Movie. I do not need to see Han Solo ruined like Indie was because no matter what they do it will never be as good as the original.

Posted by jorgeareizaga

He is so HOT AND SEXY!!! GREAT NEWS!

Posted by higher_evolutionary

As much as i love ford, he is just way way too old for the role just look at indiana johns and that was like five years ago lol.

Posted by Grey56
Strawman

@Reignmaker: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/strawman?s=t

- Perhaps that might clear up your inability to see where I'm coming from - though I doubt it as you accuse me as deficient in written interpretation. Also - my 'nerd' heart is now crushed that an independent agent cast as a secondary medium interpretation of the original might not have as much stake in an intellectual property as either the progenitor or myself the fan...how darest thou draw the wool from my eyes. Lastly - you infer that 'anger' or being a 'nerd' are inherently undesirable. Why might that be? And has the irony of your statement being placed on this site hit you yet? Don't worry - these are rhetorical. You've already answered them.

Edited by Reignmaker

@Grey56 said:

@Reignmaker: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/strawman?s=t

I find the fact that you're familiar with this term hilarious. Especially when it was you who decided to take my original post and drive it into left field. The irony is strong with this one.

@Grey56 said:

Also - my 'nerd' heart is now crushed that an independent agent cast as a secondary medium interpretation of the original might not have as much stake in an intellectual property as either the progenitor or myself the fan...how darest thou draw the wool from my eyes.

The truth hurts. I guess.

@Grey56 said:

Lastly - you infer that 'anger' or being a 'nerd' are inherently undesirable. Why might that be? And has the irony of your statement being placed on this site hit you yet? Don't worry - these are rhetorical. You've already answered them.

Being a nerd doesn't mean you have to rage. But seeing as you're occupied in several "lively" discussions with different people on this thread, I don't expect you've learned that yet.

Posted by Bushwhacker_

Good news.

Posted by Grey56

@Reignmaker: - Sigh - Oh well, I have tried. Here though, since all of my other bleating efforts have failed to bring you to the red 'X' on the treasure map I'll leave you with a parting gift; feel free to roll out your last word after I'm done with this. Ready...and go.

Posted by Hanson724

As much as I love Harrison ford and han Solo I still can't get the bad taste of the last Indiana Jones movie out of my mouth. The thought of it is much better than the reality that we would get. If it was small part like Nimoy in the last Star Trek movie it might work but I doubt it.

Posted by Xenozoic Shaman

To be honest, as much I as used to adore Harrison, it feels like it's been a decade since I saw him put out a performance that I enjoyed.

Posted by bloggerboy

@Kal'smahboi said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

He was one of the only reasons that the first trilogy was successful. I'm excited.

Yeah because the first trilogy wasn't successful in any other regard. Next time you see a movie blockbuster or a direct sequal, thank/curse Star Wars.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was insulting your first born child when I said that.

C'mon. It's like saying Marlon Brando was one of the only reasons why Godfather was successful.

Posted by dontbelievethehyperion

Wow. Some intense debate going on here between 'viners.

I never realized what strong emotions could be invoked by a Star Wars article.

Personally, I can't wait to see it with or without Han Solo. Love me some Star Wars.

Posted by Wonderbrezzy

Han signed first

Posted by d0npierre

Fanboy's point o' view: Truly fricking amazing !!

Critic's point o' view: This will realy add some consistency to the whole story...

Nerd's point o' view: It'll make my Star Wars episode I tot IX marathon make worth wile XD

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

Honestly, if he is to appear, I'd like his role to be minor.

Posted by chocobojam

since now we know that Han Solo would appear as an old man, i wonder where will they base the story of episode VII.

Posted by Reignmaker

@Grey56 said:

@Reignmaker: - Sigh - Oh well, I have tried. Here though, since all of my other bleating efforts have failed to bring you to the red 'X' on the treasure map I'll leave you with a parting gift; feel free to roll out your last word after I'm done with this. Ready...and go.

*blink blink* I'm not sure how to respond to that...I guess we're done.

Edited by csl316

@chocobojam said:

since now we know that Han Solo would appear as an old man, i wonder where will they base the story of episode VII.

An old man? Spoilers.

Anyway, I'm going through the original trilogy and hot damn, Han adds so much color to the movies. Every scene with him and Leia in Empire just puts a smile on your face.

Hopefully Han can have a similar role to Ben Kenobi after he rescues Luke in ep. IV. Just an older guy looking out to nothing and reminiscing about the past.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Oh my gosh. I would absolutely love this if they do it right.

Posted by Darth Paul

Sounds great to me. I'm sure it'll turn out good no matter what they do w/ him.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

He was one of the only reasons that the first trilogy was successful. I'm excited.

Yeah because the first trilogy wasn't successful in any other regard. Next time you see a movie blockbuster or a direct sequal, thank/curse Star Wars.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was insulting your first born child when I said that.

C'mon. It's like saying Marlon Brando was one of the only reasons why Godfather was successful.

Just f**k already, damn.

So much sexual tension.

Posted by darthmaulfistoman

good.. he's back, albeit this would have to take place in the legacy of the force era, he'd be what, 70 something?

Posted by Crash_Recovery

@Reignmaker: Have you figured out what that was all about, because I sure haven't.

Posted by bloggerboy

@InnerVenom123 said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

He was one of the only reasons that the first trilogy was successful. I'm excited.

Yeah because the first trilogy wasn't successful in any other regard. Next time you see a movie blockbuster or a direct sequal, thank/curse Star Wars.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was insulting your first born child when I said that.

C'mon. It's like saying Marlon Brando was one of the only reasons why Godfather was successful.

Just f**k already, damn.

So much sexual tension.

LOL! That comment made my day.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@InnerVenom123 said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

@bloggerboy said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

He was one of the only reasons that the first trilogy was successful. I'm excited.

Yeah because the first trilogy wasn't successful in any other regard. Next time you see a movie blockbuster or a direct sequal, thank/curse Star Wars.

Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was insulting your first born child when I said that.

C'mon. It's like saying Marlon Brando was one of the only reasons why Godfather was successful.

Just f**k already, damn.

So much sexual tension.

Hey you can't rush a relationship.

Besides, they don't have protection.

Posted by Reignmaker

@Crash_Recovery said:

@Reignmaker: Have you figured out what that was all about, because I sure haven't.

Apparently we trampled on that which is sacred.