They’re Returning To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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It's official: J.J. Abrams will direct Episode VII.
It’s safe to say there are no bad feelings about this piece of Star Wars news.

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all set to reprise their famous roles, 20 years after Return of the Jedi opened in theaters.

But keep it on the down low, according to George Lucas, who accidently let the cat out of the bag in a recent interview.

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek this week when asked about who would appear in Episode VII.

“Maybe I’m not supposed to say that,” he then added. “I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we’re negotiating with them . . . I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

So to sum it up: J.J. Abrams will direct Episode VII; Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will write the words; Princess Leia’s hairdo will come back in style.

While the third thing is still up for debate (check back in two years, when the film comes out), longtime Star Wars fans can rejoice in the return of Leia, Hans Solo and the original Luke Skywalker — whatever age or form they will be in Episode VII.

What do you think of the original Star Wars trio returning to the new film? Weigh in below.

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