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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: The pain is worse
By Da W on 3/8/2013 5:13:50 PM , Rating: 3
The Heroes are Han and Leia's twins, one son one daughter, the first two new jedis while uncle Luke turns bad.
The old crew is back as supporting role.

RE: The pain is worse
By Lord 666 on 3/8/2013 5:28:41 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for ruining it...

RE: The pain is worse
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2013 6:20:16 PM , Rating: 3
RE: The pain is worse
By JediJeb on 3/8/2013 8:06:52 PM , Rating: 2
The Heroes are Han and Leia's twins, one son one daughter, the first two new jedis while uncle Luke turns bad.

You forgot the second younger son Anakin Solo :)

I won't spoil it with what happens to Chewy.

RE: The pain is worse
By Fritzr on 3/8/2013 10:54:16 PM , Rating: 3
It was "spoiled" many long years ago for any true SW fan. There were 12 books in the original release ... 9 of those books were scheduled for cinematic treatment & the final 3 are now on their way.

I am not sure if 1, II & III are faithful to the original novels (been too long since I have read them), but I can hope the next 3 are. Han, Luke and Leia ARE senior citizens in the original novels and their kids have new adventures, so it is appropriate that the original cast continues without needing special makeup to appear the proper ages in the final planned trilogy :)

RE: The pain is worse
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2013 8:34:58 AM , Rating: 1
I won't spoil it with what happens to Chewy.

Ugh I forgot entirely about Chewbacca. So I guess if the original holy trinity of Han, Luke, and Leia are back we can also expect to see a shitty CGI cartoon looking Chewbacca in the movies as well...

Just...kill me now someone lol.

RE: The pain is worse
By martin5000 on 3/9/2013 1:37:38 PM , Rating: 2
CGI Chewbacca = no sale.

RE: The pain is worse
By maugrimtr on 3/11/2013 9:29:02 AM , Rating: 2
C'mon, you know they'll do it. They have the CGI ability to make his hair look 80% realistic if you don't look too closely or for too long.

Also expect Mr. Binks to make an appearance,

Me so happy!

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