Has George Lucas finalised the cast of next Star Wars flick?

    Has George Lucas finalised the cast of next Star Wars flick?

    Has George Lucas finalised the cast of next Star Wars flick?


    First the positive note came from Carrie Fisher when she was talking about her probable return inStar Wars: Episode VIIas Princess Leia. Later her publicist brushed it off as a mere joke. But this time a more serious confirmation has been done by none other than the creator of theStar Wars, George Lucas that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will return to the nextStar Warscast. While talking to Bloomberg Businessweek, for an article on Lucasfilm getting sold to Disney, the 68-year-old director revealed himself, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation."

    Has George Lucas finalised the cast of next Star Wars flick?

    Later he realised his mistake and said, “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” And he went on to cover it up smartly, though a little bit late, “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.” He attempted enough to backtrack from his words, but it was an important disclosure as the word “signed” was used for the first time for Mark, Carrie and Harrison, when it comes to talking about the upcoming seventh film in the saga.

    Previously, Hamill revealed that neither he nor his two other co-stars have signed a contract for the next sequel while Ford has always maintained silence on this topic.J.J. Abramswill reportedly direct theEpisode VIIand Oscar winnerMichael Arndthas been assigned the task of screenplay. Disney is eyeing a 2015 release of the film.

    Updated: March 08, 2013 01:35 PM IST