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Ford, Hamill and Fisher will reunite for new 'Star Wars' film

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:56 p.m. HST, Mar 07, 2013

NEW YORK » It appears the Force is still strong with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. 

In an interview posted online today, 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. 

Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek that all three were signed for the new “Episode VII” film in advance of Lucasfilm’s $4 billion purchase by Disney. 

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or were pretty much in the final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said. 

He added: “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do.” 

In an interview posted Wednesday with Florida’s Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher said that she’ll be coming back as Princess Leia. 

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. 

A representative for Ford declined to comment. Hamill’s representatives didn’t immediately return requests for comment. 

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downtown wrote:
Fisher's representative has already debunked this as a joke on Fisher's part. There is no confirmation on whether Fisher will be involved in the next Star Wars movie.
on March 7,2013 | 11:13AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Do they have enough make up to make her look like a princess again or are they going to photo shop all her closeups?
on March 7,2013 | 01:44PM
hanalei395 wrote:
A princess doesn't have to be young, Princess Leia will just be an older princess. Or maybe, she was promoted, and is a queen.
on March 7,2013 | 04:29PM
shmellycat808 wrote:
@ loquaciousone: Ford and Hamill are no spring chickens either. They're all a bit long in the tooth.
on March 7,2013 | 02:54PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I guess Disney is trying to tie fans of the original series by casting the original actors in the updated movie.
on March 7,2013 | 04:59PM
pbck wrote:
Starwars: Episode XXIV - The Golden Years.
on March 7,2013 | 04:59PM
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