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More Star Wars: Episode VII rumors from JediNews.co.uk today as their “source” Jedi Master SQL tells them the following details:
Han Solo, Harrison Ford, is back and onboard for Episode Seven, but that’s not all. As part of the deal, steps have been made which raise the possibility of Ford donning the famed Fedora hat of Indiana Jones once more.
A verbal agreement with Ford to play Han Solo once more has been in principle place since before the Disney deal. Over the course of this summer financial settlements were reached. The outstanding points that had dragged on but are now resolved are:
Ford wanted to see the synopsis for his characters development over more than just Episode 7. He saw this in August and is happy with the story arc.
Ford wanted a commitment to Indy 5. He did not get this as there is no plot line or script in place. What did happen was an agreement was made wherein an outline would be developed by the end of calendar year 2014, and if all parties can agree to it moving forward, efforts would be made to move on Indy 5 for release before the end of 2016.
Disney wanted a multi film deal with Ford which transcends Episode 7. This has now been agreed.
Visit Jedi News to see their analysis of this rumor.
The biggest part of this rumor isn’t that Ford is returning for Episode VII or even that he wants a commitment to get Indy 5 in development. The big rumor is that Han Solo’s story arc is to go beyond Episode VII, meaning that the passing of the torch to the new generation of Star Wars film stars may be a little more gradual than we expected. There is no Force Ghost option for Han, so if he is in the rest of the sequel trilogy then it means Han isn’t being killed off in Episode VII.