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Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are back

For those of you who shuddered at the thought of Disney buying Lucasfilm Ltd. and releasing a new (potentially terrible) trilogy in a couple of years, here's a bit of news that may ease the pain: the original Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo may be back.

George Lucas, the creator of the "Star Wars" trilogies, slipped in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek interview that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford (the original Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Episodes IV-VI) will resume their roles in the upcoming trilogy made by Disney.

"We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison -- or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," said Lucas. "So I called them to say, 'Look, this is what's going on.'"

Lucas stopped a moment in the interview, realizing he probably wasn't supposed to unveil that detail quiet yet.

“Maybe I’m not supposed to say that," continued Lucas. "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.”

Nice save, Lucas.

The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. (Lucas' film production company) for $4.05 billion USD in late October 2012.

Along with that acquisition came news of a new trilogy, which would be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. The new trilogy will follow Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo once again beyond "Return of the Jedi," which was Episode VI in the original trilogy.

Episode VII is set to release in 2015.

Another cool factoid about the upcoming Episode VII? It will be directed by J.J. Abrams.

Die-hard "Star Wars" fans accused Lucas of losing his mind over the last decade or so when he created the second trilogy (Episodes I-III) with ridiculous characters like Jar Jar Binks. He also made huge changes to the Blu-ray release of "Star Wars," where Lucas only wanted to keep 25-30 percent of the original theatrical content. The nine-disc set contained new “content” like Darth Vader screaming "Nooo!" in the final battle scene of Episode VI.

Of course, we can't forget a very crucial mistake Lucas made in changing Episode IV: A New Hope -- Han shot first.

Source: Businessweek

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RE: My schwartz...
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2013 4:49:52 PM , Rating: 3
To Quote Indiana Jones "Its not the Age its the mileage"

I wonder if they will do something like they did in Tron 2? Make them young again.

RE: My schwartz...
By MrBlastman on 3/8/2013 7:19:58 PM , Rating: 1
Oh lord, I hope not. Tron 2 was a travesty.

Oh and I spelled *faints* wrong. Argh.

RE: My schwartz...
By ComputerJuice on 3/8/2013 8:10:06 PM , Rating: 1
Tr2n was actually not terrible with 1 major change for consistency... The computer "the dude" was stuck inside was built in the 80's, granted it was "advanced for its time" but sayint that old box = todays best CGI = total bs (relative to sci-fi "realism").

Now if they used some of todays cgi mixed with the the old school styles of the original film we would have had a decent sequel even with its glaring plot holes.

Youtube the derezzed video from daft punk... thats how the movie should have looked and would have felt somewhat credible imho.

RE: My schwartz...
By MrBlastman on 3/8/13, Rating: 0
RE: My schwartz...
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/13, Rating: 0
RE: My schwartz...
By FaaR on 3/11/2013 8:41:01 AM , Rating: 2
Tron 2 was a total letdown. It's an audiovisual feast for sure (well ok, maybe you hate the CGI in the movie but nobody can complain about the Daft Punk score! :D), the plot however just stinks. Why is it so damn hard to write a decent script when they have a budget of $100+ million to play with...? I don't get it.

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