According to Comic Book Movie on Friday, it is already known that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher returns to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars 7", but there is some speculation entailing the possibility of Ford playing the lead next to his other two acting cohorts. At this time the size of the roles remain silent, but it is rumored that Abrams plans to focus larger roles to the new characters as opposed to the returning trio.
There are quite a few sources out there that claim that Ford will likely play a significant part in the film and not be a walk-on. Fisher and Hamill are touted to play supporting roles in the movie.
Though the culture has embraced him as a cultural icon, Ford expressed the Han Solo character as being "dumb as a stump" and doesn't give much credit to the culture that "embraced him as a hero". Of course his attitude goes far back to 1983 where he was interviewed on the "Today Show". "Return of the Jedi" was about to be released, but Ford expressed his disdain for the character even back then and had no plans to play him again.
However, with the recent release of the black-and-white photo with Ford and the rest of the cast of the future "Star Wars 7" project, fans may question Ford's enthusiasm for coming back as the Solo character. It was up until this moment, "Star Wars" had little meaning to Ford.
Ford thinks that his Indiana Jones character is far more interesting than Han Solo. In fact, Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker character believes in doing the right thing while Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia is the brave, battle experienced royalty fighting against the Empire. Ford's opinion of Han Solo just leads him to believe that being a "good guy" isn't what it's cracked up to be and the forces of good are always getting "stomped" by the Empire.
"Star Wars 7" is scheduled to be released on Dec. 18, 2015.