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According to a new report from Latino Review, Harrison Ford has signed on to reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Disney blockbuster "Star Wars: Episode VII," an occurrence that once seemed about as likely as Yoda giving birth to a bantha.
But is it true?
Here's what we know for sure: "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams is a huge fan of "Star Wars" and there's no doubt that Han Solo is the most popular character from the original trilogy. And since the execs at Disney have mentioend before that they may be open to bringing back the original cast, chances are pretty good that Abrams would wlecome Ford with open arms.
On the other hand, this is exactly the kind of thing that Ford is notoriously uninterested in. In fact, he didn't really like the character of Han Solo that much to begin with, thinking he was too one-dimensional. How much did Ford want out of the original trilogy? He strongly urged George Lucas to kill off Solo in "Return of the Jedi."
So the idea that Ford would sign back up for "Star Wars: Episode VII" seems a bit curious on the face of it. And while Latino Review does frequently come up with legit scoops, they have also occasionally jumped the gun by reporting rumors as facts.
Our best guess? It could be true — but if it is, expect to see Solo finally get killed off, probably as a way to kick-start the new trilogy. Harrison Ford, back as Han Solo? Just be careful what you wish for, 'Star Wars" fans.