Ford, Fisher, Hamill in talks for new "Star Wars": source

Thu Mar 7, 2013 4:21pm EST
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By Eric Kelsey and Ronald Grover

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are in talks to join the next installment of the science-fiction franchise, a person with knowledge of plans for the new film told Reuters on Thursday.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said lawyers had the contracts for all three actors and that an announcement would be made soon.

Representatives for Ford, who played Han Solo in the first three films, declined to comment.

Reuters was unable to reach representatives for Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker from 1977 to 1983.

Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first "Star Wars" trilogy, got the rumor mills buzzing this week after saying she would reprise her role in the new film, due in theaters in 2015, in an interview with U.S. magazine Palm Beach Illustrated.

Fisher's spokeswoman, Carol Marshall, would not comment to Reuters on Fisher's involvement in the upcoming film.

Disney bought George Lucas' Lucasfilm company in October 2012 for $4.05 billion, and announced three new installments of the widely popular "Star Wars" franchise, which has grossed more than $4.4 billion at the global box office.

Fans of the franchise have been eager to know whether any of the original cast members would be back.   Continued...

U.S. actor Harrison Ford poses for photographs as he arrives for the British premiere of "Cowboys and Aliens" at the O2 Arena in London August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville