The legendary creator of “Star Wars” is George Lucas and during an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek today he let it slip that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill could very well be firing up their old lightsabers in “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation," said Lucas. "So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’”
Lucas gave a brief pause to reflect upon what he just said and then continued on by stating, “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”
He added, “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
Contrary to the smoke screen Lucas attempted to throw up, industry sources are guessing that it looks strong that this will be the situation as yesterday Carrie Fisher had her own faux pas moment when she told Florida's Palm Beach Illustrated she is indeed coming back as Princess Leia.
The actress answered with a simple “yes” when asked if she would be reprising the iconic role.
While full casting has yet to be announced, director JJ Abrams has been tapped to direct the films.