says that all of the rumors
going around members of the original Star Wars
cast and try to determine whether or not they will appear in Episode VII
are nonsense because Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
and Mark Hamill
will all return to the Star Wars galaxy.
In fact, Lucas said they were already signed on to do it before Disney bought Lucasfilm!
Here’s some of what the creator of the Star Wars universe himself had to say in an interview about it with Bloomberg Businessweek
We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ He pauses. ‘Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.
He later seemed to realize his misstep, however.
Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them. I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.
Allow me to refresh your memory a bit: before the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney had been announced, Lucas had told
Hamill and Fisher that the sequel trilogy was going forward.
In conclusion, let’s just say that the three main actors from the original trilogy were always meant to be a part of Star Wars: Episode VII. I’m willing to bet the negotiations will shake hands and get over it very soon.