The original trilogy cast of "Star Wars" IS for sure coming back for "Star Wars Episode VII"… search your feelings, you know it to be true.
The problem is everyone is being so damn coy about it, and now Harrison Ford has joined in the fun of casting announcement blue balls during a charity red carpet interview with Chicago's WGN (via CinemaBlend), where he expressed palpable optimism that Han Solo will back the Millennium Falcon out of the garage once more.
"I think it's almost true," Ford said cautiously. "I'm looking forward to it. It's not in the bag yet, but I think it'll happen, and I'm delighted."
He's following in the cautious footsteps of George Lucas, who recently told a publication that Disney was "pretty much in final stages of negotiation" with Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Even the $4-billion richer "Star Wars" creator has to be careful not to step on Mickey Mouse's toes. There was also that thing where Carrie Fisher said it was a done deal, but considering her propensity for sarcasm (and that whole bipolar drama) she might not be the most reliable source.
All in all this is pretty great news, especially when you consider Ford's ambivalent history with Han, as recently as 2010 stating, "As a character, he was not so interesting to me." We can think of several dead presidents that made it more interesting for the 70-year-old performer, who could probably use another Huey Helicopter or something.
As a wise man once said, "I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money."