Star Wars rumour and news round-up

News Simon Brew
18 Feb 2013 - 06:40
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Harrison Ford, Ewan McGregor, John Williams and more, in our latest Star Wars round-up...

Inevitably, the Star Wars wheel of rumours is showing little sign of slowing up, as Michael Arndt works on the screenplay for Episode VII, which JJ Abrams is set to direct. So, here's our latest round-up of what's being said.

Let's start with Harrison Ford. At the very end of last week, there was a flurry of excitement, as it was being reported in some quarters that he'd signed up to reprise the role of Han Solo in the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The source of the story was Latino Review, whose track record is strong, and it broke the news that Harrison Ford is set to return.

Since that initial story broke though, Entertainment Weekly's reporter Geoff Boucher has both suggested that the return of Ford is going to happen, but that it's not been confirmed yet. "It will not be for weeks and perhaps months" he Tweeted.

Meanwhile, the mighty John Williams has expressed his interest in returning to score the new Star Wars films. "Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes, and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016… so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George", he told the audience last week. Full details are here.

Next? Well, Ewan McGregor, on the publicity trail for Bryan Singer's incoming Jack The Giant Slayer, has confirmed that he'd be interested in doing another Star Wars film, even though he does note that it'd probably have to be set between Episode III and Episode IV (which isn't the current plan). But whether Obi-Wan gets his own movie or not, McGregor is interested. "I'd be up for it", he told MTV.

Finally, Showbiz 411 is reporting that the focus of Episode VII will be on the children of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. It also suggests that R2D2 and C-3PO will return, and be unchanged.

More on Star Wars: Episode VII as we get it...

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