We still have two years to watch the rumors fly about the Disney chapter of Star Wars, but they’ll keep popping up faster than Apple’s iWatch rumors. That’s how much geeks and geek journalists cherish the franchise. The latest rumor is a whopper: Harrison Ford has agreed in principle to return as Han Solo as long as the character finally gets to die.
This one comes from an entertainment industry sleeper: Latino Review. It’s not the biggest name in entertainment news but the team has been known to get exclusive scoops and rumors on movies that have turned out to be extremely reliable. Geoff Boucher from EW doesn’t quite refute the rumor but does say that it’s not a done deal.
Harrison Ford deal? My source says not yet.”It will not be for weeks and perhaps months.”
— Geoff Boucher (@geoffboucher) February 15, 2013
Whether it’s done or not, it makes sense. Ford, 70, has never been a fan of how one of his most iconic characters finished off the original series. He wanted Solo to die at the end of Episode VI but said that creator George Lucas didn’t see a future in selling dead Han Solo action figures. Adding his name to the roster would be a big win for Disney and a bigger win for Ford who felt that Solo’s impact would have been better felt as a selfish smuggler turned martyr. In 2015, he may finally get his chance to close the Han Solo chapter the right way.