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
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)

(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.)

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sfreeman
Nov 7, 2012 10:12 PM CST
Probably needs the money...
793tango
Nov 7, 2012 8:04 PM CST
I've always hoped he'd come around and do another SW movie. No sequel would be 'right' to me without him.
Jfbly
Nov 7, 2012 6:07 PM CST
It is common for actors to want to distance themselves from iconic characters. From Frankenstein, the Wolfman, Superman, to TV roles like the Fonz, Gilligan, Beaver, etc. Harrison Ford is just being honest. Didn't William Shatner feel the same way? Leonard Nimoy even wrote a book "I am NOT Spock" in his attempt to distance himself from his character. Eventually, most embrace their past & the characters they played. It appears that Harrison Ford is doing that now.