We could assume as much, considering the spin-off books went that away and the originals are all donning seniors cards these-days, but a newly-published online rumour adds weight to widespread belief that, though the original actors will make appearances (yep, even grizzly Harry), the new “Star Wars” movie will largely center on ‘the kids’.
According to Showbiz 411, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) will return for J.J Abrams’ “Star Wars : Episode VII”, but participating in the guts of the action will be the young actors cast as their characters’ offspring.
I just got back and saw a story running wild about Harrison Ford playing Han Solo in the new “Star Wars” revival. No one seems sure about it. I was told some time ago that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would be reprising their roles in Episode &, Obviously this new movie won’t pick up where “Return of the Jedi” ended. It’s some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (with a presumably better hairstyle), and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters. RsD2 and C-3PO will be unchanged, I would guess. since they are not human. But suffice to say, the three main actors are definitely coming back. The bigger question is, which young actors will play their kids? Luckily Hayden Christensen is long since passed from this scenario. And you know, Carrie Fisher will be the funniest wisecracking princess in the Galaxy– holding a martini glass. Don’t forget, all three of the actors are still profit participants in “Star Wars.”
What about a Hemsworth? And what about a Palicki? Heck, why not just salvage the wasted cast of the “Red Dawn” remake in it’s entirety!?