Han Solo's Lead Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' & More Confirmed
With the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII mostly figured out and rumors of the title already swirling, people are now speculating on the characters and plot as the sci-fi saga continues. Now we have at least one little tidbit that should make fans of the original trilogy happy. In the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (via Jedi News), there's confirmation of a detail that was only rumored until now. We know Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all back as Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, but only Ford was said to have a large role. Now that has been confirmed along with more info.
First of all, the character of Han Solo is considered to be one of the co-leads along with three of the new young heroes. While there's speculation that some of them might be the children of Han and Leia, we're not sure that our new heroes will have those kinds of ties to the two romantically tied heroes. And while Ford's role is a co-lead, Fisher and Hamill will each have "significant" roles. However, that adjective might not necessarily equate to the size of their role, but only the importance of their part in the story. Ford's lead role also hints at his long-desired plan to have Solo go out in a blaze of glory. Will J.J. Abrams oblige him?
As of now, we're not even sure which of the three actors are taking the roles of the new trio of heroes. However, at this point, we're pretty sure John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are two of the three. Oscar Isaac would make for a good third companion, but there's also a major female lead to be filled, and that might be the final piece of the puzzle. And that would go a long way to please the complaints about a lack of female roles in Star Wars for the entire run of the saga. Perhaps that was part of the major overhaul on Michael Arndt's original script that EW also confirmed was changed drastically by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Anyway, it's clear there's plenty more Star Wars news to come, so stay tuned.