Star Wars: Episode VII fever is amping up as casting rumors continue to fly. Now, there seems to be some legitimacy to the story that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill will return to reprise their roles as Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker. All three have been spotted in, or admit to being in, London which is the location for filming of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Wars masterpiece.
Add that to the fact that the trio have been pretty open about their involvement, and you’ve got yourself pretty close to fact. Harrison Ford was spotted in a few days ago outside a popular restaurant in London and then was seen again on Saturday talking to some crew members from London Air Ambulance.
Carrie Fisher has just plain openly said that she’ll be there for six months for filming, and Mark Hamill has also been spotted.
Casting has not yet been announced, but speculating spectators are thinking that a May the Fourth announcement would be possible and quite appropriate. It was previously thought that the original trio would simply pop in and out as fun cameos, but the fact that Fisher outlined six months of filming indicates that the role will be a little more impressive than that.
Back in March, her Legit co-star Jim Jeffries made a revealing (albeit barely coherent) statement on the Opie & Andy show on his feelings about how the new plot will play out.
“She’s a funny lady, man,” he said of his co-star and friend. “She’ll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she’s straight on to the vapor. She’s had some f**king hard partying in her life, I tell ya… She said to me, she goes ‘I’m going off to London for six months to film the new Star Wars movie,’ right? And I don’t think from looking at it, the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is a direct continuation. It’s number 7 but it’s not going to be the next day, I’ll tell you that much. Maybe she had the same problem the Emperor had, I don’t know.”
Since that was clear as mud, I suppose we shall all have to wait to find out how this thing will go!
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