The other day when interviewed by a Chicago reporter from WGN9 at a ceremony for *Michigan Avenue* magazine, Harrison Ford was asked about the rumors of the “old gang” getting back together for the next Star Wars. Ford hesitantly replied, “I think it’s almost true. I think… I’m looking forward to it. It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening.” When listening to Ford, you can tell there’s more that he knows than he is allowed to say and until all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed, he probably isn’t going to be saying more.
Ford. Hamill. Fischer. All on screen together again. It really is a Star Wars fan’s dream come true. But that begs the question, what is going to happen in the new films featuring these main characters from the original trilogy?
So from what we’ve heard that since Disney purchased Star Wars, the Extended Universe doesn’t really mean a thing. Han and Leia might have gotten hitched after Jedi. Mara Jade might never exist to turn Luke to the Dark Side. Chewie might not die. It is a clean slate as the only continuity that J.J. Abrahams looks like he is going to be held to is that of the original six films.
We’ll be following this one closely, to be sure.