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George Lucas confirms Star Wars Episode VII casting

George Lucas has revealed that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are “already signed” for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

During an interview with Business Week, Lucas was asked if the original stars would return for the new film, and if he had told them in advance of Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm.

 

“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” he said. “So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on’. Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”

“I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

 
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have recently claimed that they are returning and/or in talks to return to the franchise.

 
Star Wars Episode VII is tentatively due for release in 2015.

 
Source: Business Week

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