In an interview posted online Thursday, George Lucas said the trio from the original “Star Wars” trilogy will reprise their iconic roles of Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the new “Star Wars” film.
He added: “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do.”
Disney’s Lucasfilm was coy in response. In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said, “George couldn’t say whether they were signed or not and neither can we. As Yoda said, `Always in motion is the future.’ Stay tuned.”
The Walt Disney Co. is producing a new “Star Wars” trilogy to take place after Lucas‘ original three space epics. J.J. Abrams is directing the first film. The 70-year-old Ford, the 61-year-old Hamill and the 56-year-old Fisher are expected to play smaller, supporting roles.
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