Original 'Star Wars' Characters Now Focus Of New Film?
Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and Harrison Ford's Han Solo could all take center stage in "Star Wars: Episode VII."By Nathan Byrne | January 13, 2014
If the next "Star Wars" movie has as many twists as the real-life drama leading up to its production — Episode VII could be the best flick in the series. From potential plots to suspected stars — the hype has been a story all its own.
The latest talk has the film focusing on original characters — such as Jedi-in-waiting Luke Skywalker, originally played by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford's Han Solo — that interstellar smuggler who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and once found himself frozen in carbonite, and the princess who simply, or not-so-simply captured the hearts of both Solo and Skywalker — Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia. (Via Lucasfilm)
You'll recall Episode VII screenwriter Michael Arndt bailed back in October. Reports then cited concerns about getting the movie done in time.