The details of what will be shown in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" film are still unknown, but a casting that seems to have been confirmed will fuel speculation. Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, has been signed to the film, according to a Friday report from Latino Review.
The Latino Review has a solid reputation for breaking film news, according to the report. In fact, it said, Latinos Review has spent the past 10 years breaking entertainment news, even scooping TV and movie trade papers.
Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez went on Fox News Latino to break the news that Ford had signed on to appear in the new "Star Wars" film. Gonzalez appeared, not just to discuss "Star Wars," but to discuss how he gained his reputation for breaking film news. He did add, however, that he does get things wrong. He said that he double and triple checks things, before he will break any news.
Speaking of Ford, Gonzalez said,
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming "Star Wars" movies ... I found out yesterday. I did my due diligence, like I do with everything. Triple checked. Legitimate sources, absolutely. His deal is done; it's just a formality now.
It seems like a tough idea to swallow. Ford is 70. This would pretty much mean that "Episode VII" would be set far in the future of "Return of the Jedi."
In 2010, Ford said in an ABC interview that he thought Solo "should have died in the last" Star Wars film. However, that idea was vetoed by George Lucas, as Han Solo was the top-selling "Star Wars" toy at the time, and dead action figures don't sell well. In November, though, Entertainment Weekly reported that Ford was interesting in playing the role once again.
However, despite Gonzalez' claim, all is not assured. EW.com writer Geoff Boucher tweeted a rebuttal. His tweet said:
Harrison Ford deal? My source says not yet. "It will not be for weeks and perhaps months."