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Harrison Ford talks Star Wars and mending bridges with George Lucas

March 28th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 3 Comments

While we still wait for an official announcement that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford will be reprising their roles in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, Ford talks about returning to his iconic roles, and mending bridges with George Lucas.

Here’s what he told MTV during a press junket for his new movie 42, about being pulled back into the classic franchises that he starred in: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Blade Runner.

“It might be nice, depending on the circumstances, to revisit any one of those characters. What interests me now is the opportunity to work at all and to work in ambitious projects. I can’t think that way. What I’m looking for is the next opportunity, the next ambitious opportunity. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of those. If it’s one of those, great. If it’s not, that’s fine too.”

Notice that he says the word ambitious twice. Can Star Wars: Episode VII be called anything but? It certainly seems like all signs point to Ford throwing on his vest and DL-44 heavy blaster pistol again as Han Solo, which I know I want. But as you may remember in the past, Ford has criticized Lucas’ ability as a writer to deliver convincing dialogue.  according to Ford his stance on the subject may have softened:

“I might have said things in the past that were characterizations of how I felt at the time. That was then. This is now. It doesn’t matter.”

We’ve all said dumb things in the past, and we’ve certainly all been mad at our bosses. We know that Han shoots first perhaps this applies to opinions as well. Let’s cut him some slack it’s not likely to matter much anyway, Lucas isn’t writing or directing Star Wars: Episode VII.

So what do you think about Harrison Ford maybe bringing back some of his other iconic roles?

Thanks to MTV for the video:

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at ed-pool.tumblr.com or his Twitter @ed_pool

3 Responses

  1. Harrison Ford, probably my favorite actor in the history of movies and my hero, said years ago he wished and wanted Lucas to kill off Han in ROTJ. He thought Han had gone as far as he could and thought a heroic death would be good for the series or some crazy thing like that. Now he’s all excited to do the new films? In the 30 years since Jedi, did he have a change of heart? I am glad as hell Han (Luke, Leia and hopefully Lando) are coming back and hope none of them have any delusions of grandeur and will be killing themselves off.

  2. Harrison Ford, probably my favorite actor in the history of movies and my hero, said years ago he wished and wanted Lucas to kill off Han in ROTJ. He thought Han had gone as far as he could and thought a heroic death would be good for the series or some crazy thing like that. Now he’s all excited to do the new films? In the 30 years since Jedi, did he have a change of heart? I am glad as hell Han (Luke, Leia and hopefully Lando) are coming back and hope none of them have any delusions of grandeur and will be killing themselves off.

  3. Mahesh Walatara says:

    2 Legends and 1 God in the picture.

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