Harrison Ford 'Upbeat' About Han Solo Return

He may appear in new 'Star Wars' movies

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 7, 2012 12:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Overwhelmed by emotions in the wake of the news that there are more Star Wars movies in your future? Not sure exactly how to feel? Well, we have some good news for you: Harrison Ford could appear once again as Han Solo. "Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are," a source tells Entertainment Weekly, referring also to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). But Ford won't make any decisions until after a script and a director are chosen.

But just the word "upbeat" is probably a shock to hardcore fans, considering Ford's past comments about the character. He called him "not so interesting" in 2010 and noted that he thought Solo "should have died." He's turned down possibly thousands of invitations to Star Wars events, and at the one such event he actually attended, he said he never understood the public's love for the franchise. (Click to see why a Disney takeover could be just what the beloved series needs.)

In this 1977 image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation shows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars."   (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)
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