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Han Solo is considered a co-lead in Star Wars: Episode VII

May 9th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

We all know that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are all officially back to reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII.

What we don’t know is how big a role they will play in the film. In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly we learn a little bit about that, and they confirm some previous rumors as well.

The report says that Hamill, Fisher, and Ford will all have “significant” roles but point out that Han Solo is considered a co-lead in the film alongside three of the younger actors.

It was rumored last month that Han Solo would  play a “gigantic” part along with Oscar Isaac in line for a lead role. Well the Isaac part panned out, and now it seems that the “gigantic” role part is too.

Then we have the following tidbits “from sources with direct information about the project who spoke on condition of anonymity.”

  • Ford, Fisher, and Hamill had been secured to return for Episode VII before the Disney sale in 2012. But we already knew that didn’t we?
  • Casting began in earnest in January.
  • At press time, several roles have yet to be filled, including a major female lead. We’ve also heard already about this uncast major female lead.
  • Michael Arndt’s initial script has been significantly overhauled by Abrams and Kasdan, which led to a delay in casting.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a script that he wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. Set to star to original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in addition to new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

Return to a galaxy far, far away on December 18th, 2015.


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