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Harrison Ford, Mathew Vaughn fuel the 'Star Wars' rumour mill

AFP Relaxnews | 07 November, 2012 14:42
Actor Harrison Ford As Han Solo in 'Star Wars'.

Now that the surprise announcement of a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy has had time to sink in, the rumour mill is operating full throttle.

Actor Harrison Ford is reportedly ready to reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming movies, provided the script is good enough.

British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is a candidate to direct them.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ford wouldn't mind wearing Solo garb in the next Star Wars movie, Episode VII, which is expected to hit theatres in 2015. The weekly's website cites a "highly placed source."

"Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," referring to the 70-year-old actor Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, who played siblings Luke and Leïa Skywalker in Episodes IV to VI. Ford's requirements are a polished script and a talented director, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Vaughn ahead of the pack

Collider.com reports that Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) is ahead of the pack to direct Episode VII and perhaps the two follow-ups.

The British director has time on his hands since he pulled out of the X-Men: Days of Future Past project in the wake of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm.

Other names have been floating round, with Neil Blomkamp (District 9) and Joss Whedon (Avengers) the most often cited, alongside Alfonso Cuarón, Darren Aronofsky and Steven Spielberg.

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