Just a day after the speculation that Harrison Ford might not be back in Episode 7 comes another rumor suggesting the opposite...
The rumor is from JediNews' mysterious source Jedi Master SQL and they sound pretty confident with the news. Here it the direct quote:
"Han Solo, Harrison Ford, is back and onboard for Episode Seven, but that's not all. As part of the deal, steps have been made which raise the possibility of Ford donning the famed Fedora hat of Indiana Jones once more.
A verbal agreement with Ford to play Han Solo once more has been in principle place since before the Disney deal. Over the course of this summer financial settlements were reached. The outstanding points that had dragged on but are now resolved are:"
Ford wanted to see the synopsis for his characters development over more than just Episode 7. He saw this in August and is happy with the story arc.
Ford wanted a commitment to Indy 5. He did not get this as there is no plot line or script in place. What did happen was an agreement was made wherein an outline would be developed by the end of calendar year 2014, and if all parties can agree to it moving forward, efforts would be made to move on Indy 5 for release before the end of 2016.
Disney wanted a multi film deal with Ford which transcends Episode 7. This has now been agreed.
I really hope this is true. With all the latest talk around the new trilogy such news is a desired breath of fresh air. I hope we get a confirmation in the following two weeks (before November 7).
Another source close to HollywoodLife also confirmed the rumor.
When we ran into Harrison, 71, at the Ender’s Game premiere Oct. 28 in Los Angeles, he played coy about potentially reprising the iconic role of Han Solo.
“Trick question,” he told HollywoodLife.com, with a smile, when asked if he’d like to revisit any of his former characters on the big screen.
Knowing full well we’d never get a straight answer from the man himself, we did a little digging, and a source close to production gave us the confirmation we were looking for.
“Yes, without a doubt, he is coming back to play the role of Han Solo,” our source told us. “I am pretty sure Harrison hasn’t signed the deal yet, but that is just so people will be kept in secrecy. [Writer JJ Abrams] is excited to have him, and the fans will love it.”
Ender's Game opens in theaters tomorrow. There are rumors that Lucasfilm are holding back the announcement about the return of the Big Three because of Ford's other engagements. Well from tomorrow he is free...
Yet another comment from Ford this time on the Today show:
Host Erica Hill addressed the rumor about Ford reprising his role of Han Solo at the end of the interview.
"Before we let you go, I know you said you would love to reprise Indiana Jones, there's a lot of speculation about Han Solo," Hill asked.
Ford simply responded with a "hmmm."
"Would you care to entertain any of that speculation," Hill continued to prod.
Ford then answered, "You know I'm not in a position to say much about it at this point."
Hill said, "Ok, so we'll read into that whatever we want to read into it, how is that?"
Ford gave a big smile and hinted "It's a work in progress... maybe."