Jedi News is reporting that Harrison Ford has made a verbal agreement to return as Han Solo for Star Wars Episode VII and beyond; but nothing has been made official just yet. We try not to report on blatant rumors, but this site seems to have legitimate sources; they’ve been spot on before.
Here’s the report:
- Ford wanted to see the synopsis for his character’s 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.
We’ll update if we hear anything else.