Although the next, Disney-enabled Star Wars trilogy will be based on entirely new stories and warring stars, there have been some recent rumblings that it could feature some old, noticeably older faces: Both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have said that they've been aware of George Lucas' plans to extend the saga ever since lunching with him in August, and now Entertainment Weekly quotes a "highly placed source" that—like Hamill and Fisher—even Harrison Ford is "open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it," which we'll assume means he responded with his most positive sigh before beating up the nearest cow on his ranch. Of course, as with all things Star Wars from now until 2015, any participation from Hamill, Fisher, or Ford (or Ford being "upbeat" about anything) is just speculation at this point. Although as EW reminds, it's possible that Ford may return to the franchise just to get the Han Solo death scene he's been demanding since Return Of The Jedi. Those who have longed to see their childhood heroes return weary and wizened then explode right before their eyes may have reason to be excited.
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