It looks like Han Solo is alive and kicking after all.
A Latino entertainment news website revealed that Harrison Ford is confirmed to be reprising his role as Han Solo for Star Wars: Episode 7.
Harrison Ford has had his reservations about the Han Solo character before. In an interview with ABC in 2010, he stated that he wanted the character to die at the end of Star Wars: Episode 6 – The Return of the Jedi.
What’s even more interesting about this interview is Ford’s concern over any future involvement from Han Solo:
I thought he should have died in the last one, just to give it some bottom; some gravitas. George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys. I don’t think there’s a way to weave him back into the story.
The video interview can be seen above.
Plenty of Star Wars news have been made public lately. J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct the next installment in the long running sci-fi movie series. Plus stand alone films for characters such as a young Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda are rumored to be in the works.
ABC was also said to be interested in producing a live-action TV show for the series.
El Mayimbe (real name Umberto Gonzalez) spoke to Latino Fox News about his next media startup and the need for the Latino film audience market:
The American Latino film audience is the most undeserved film market in the U.S. Our focus is to remain uniquely Latino yet widely universal. Exactly like we do on Latino-Review. We want to focus on commercial content that not only would appeal to Latinos but to mainstream audiences as well.
Han Solo is known for his many legendary quotables. But his most memorable quote has be his response to Princess Leia when she professed her love for him:
Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.