Harrison Ford still coy about 'Star Wars' (Poll)
Confirm, he won't. For now.
Harrison Ford, 70, remains coy about whether or not he'll reprise his role as Han Solo in Disney's new "Star Wars" films.
Earlier this month, Creator George Lucas confirmed that talks had been held with the 70-year-old actor and fellow original "Star Wars" stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill about having them reprise their roles in "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first out of a planned new trilogy produced by Disney, which bought his company Lucasfilm last year.
Ford was asked by the Associated Press in an interview published on Wednesday, March 27, what it will take to get him to commit to play the swashbuckling hero again. The actor replied: "Um, I don't even want to discuss that. It's great. Ain't it great?"
He did, however, praise new "Star Wars" director, J.J. Abrams as "fantastic."
"I did his first movie, 'Regarding Henry,' with Mike Nichols," Ford said, referring to a 1991 legal drama film that Abrams wrote. "A wonderful talent. Extraordinary guy."
Abrams' first movie project was actually the 1990 comedy movie "Taking Care of Business," which starred James Belushi and Charles Grodin. Abrams co-wrote the film's script with Jill Mazursky. Abrams, nowadays also known as the director of the 2009 "Star Trek" film reboot and its 2013 sequel, made his directorial debut with the drama series "Felicity" in 2009.
In addition to a new "Star Wars" trilogy, Disney is also planning to release spin-off films.
When asked by the Associated Press about how he feels generally about the planned new "Star Wars" movies, Ford responded: "I don't feel anything at the moment yet."
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(Pictured above: Harrison Ford and "Star Wars" character Chewbacca appear on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in July 2011.)
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