Harrison Ford will apparently play Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII."
That's the report from Latino Review reporter Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez, who went on Fox News Latino to break the news that Ford had signed on to appear in the new "Star Wars" film. According to Gonzalez, the deal is "significant." HuffPost Entertainment has reached out to Ford's publicist for confirmation, but has not heard back.
UPDATE, 2/15: According to EW.com writer Geoff Boucher, Ford's deal is not yet complete and it could be "months" before he signs.
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That Ford would return to "Star Wars" is somewhat expected. Back in November of 2012, shortly after Disney announced plans for further "Star Wars" films, EW.com's Geoff Boucher revealed that Ford was interested in coming back, though the star did have one request: that Han Solo perish in the new film.
Ford hasn't been shy about his vision of the Han Solo character; he famously wanted Solo to die at the end of "Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi," but George Lucas decided that would be a bad idea for financial reasons.
"I thought he should have died in the last one, just to give it some bottom; some gravitas," Ford told Peter Travers in an interview with ABC in 2010. "George didn't think there was any future in dead Han toys."
During that same interview, Ford expressed concern about there being any future for Solo. "I don't think there's a way to weave him back into the story," he said.
The Latino Review report is just the latest "Star Wars" rumor to hit the internet this year. Some of the news has been confirmed (J.J. Abrams will direct the next installment in the franchise), while others have not (Disney still hasn't locked down any of the rumored standalone films, which could focus on a young Han or Yoda).
For more on Ford's return, head over to Latino Review.
[Fox News Latino via Latino Review]
Forget it, everyone; it's Claflin-town. (See "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Snow White and The Huntsman," "Catching Fire" and his vest.)
When you stop laughing about Crawford, consider that before "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," Harrison Ford was best known for playing horndog hotshot Bob Falfa in "American Graffiti."
Give <a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Who-Should-Play-Young-Han-Solo-35567.html">CinemaBlend editor Katey Rich</a> credit for this one: "Hedlund is 29 and could play younger if need be, and has both the good looks and the physicality to convincingly grow up to become Harrison Ford."
DeHaan looks like a young Leonardo DiCaprio IRL and <em>acts</em> like a young Ryan Gosling in "The Place Beyond The Pines." He's sneaky old (27), but why couldn't he grow up to be Harrison Ford, too?
Because Josh Holloway and Nathan Fillion are too old.
Squint and he kind of looks like Harrison Ford. (Also, thanks to the terrible "Smash" season premiere ratings, he'll have some free time on the calendar soon enough.)
Because every list of young actors under 30 needs two Hemsworths.
Here's No. 2.
Eddie Redmayne looks nothing like Harrison Ford, and is so British that he probably bathes in Earl Grey. That said, the "Les Miserables" star is knocking on the door of franchise stardom: he was on the "short lists" for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Hollywood executives want to give this guy a big shot -- and his work with the Wachowskis in "Jupiter Ascending" could be the launching pad to "Star Wars."
Find and replace on the Redmayne blurb.
Call him a poor man's Redmayne. Levi has been on the cusp of fame for awhile, and -- better yet -- has instant cred with the Comic-Con crowd thanks to his role on "Chuck." Unfortunately, he might be too old to play a guy younger than Harrison Ford in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." (He's already 32.)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K00w_OjcaMg">That scene in "(500) Days of Summer."</a>
From John McClane, Jr. to young Han Solo?
After getting peed on by Nicole Kidman, Efron deserves a break.
Not only could he pass for young Harrison Ford, but he possesses a youthful enthusiasm despite his age (25) that suits the character.
No movie would suffer from having Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead. (Except maybe "Savages.")
If Kitsch is busy.
Real talk for one second: Skylar Astin is your next big movie star. He oozes charisma, looks the part of a space smuggler <em>and</em> gives the Han Solo movie a connection to "Pitch Perfect."
If at first you don't succeed ...