Rumor: Harrison Ford back as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

Can a 70-year-old Han Solo still bring audiences to the theater?

UNCONFIRMED: Harrison Ford will play Han Solo in upcoming ‘Star Wars’ movies

Harrison Ford was 32 years old when George Lucas first auditioned him for a part in "Star Wars." More than 38 years and "six episodes" later, Ford’s role as Han Solo is still in demand, as rumors are abounding that he will once again play the part of the cocky Millenium Falcon pilot for at least one — possibly several — new "Star Wars" films.

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'It’s official'

According to Latino Review's El Mayimbe, who first broke the news, "It’s official. Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars movies." Mayimbe, who, as IGN notes, has a strong track record with breaking film news, and says he "triple checked" his sources and is certain Ford will play the role.

Ford already expressed interest

The news that Ford might play Solo again first surfaced last November, when Entertainment Weekly reported that he was "open to the idea" of getting on board. Since then, a bevy of "Star Wars" news has dropped, including Lucas selling the franchise to Disney, which, in turn, promised to produce several new films led by director J.J. Abrams, including possible spin-offs centering on popular characters like Yoda.  Han Solo and assassin character Boba Fett have also been rumored to star in their own spin-offs.

But writer Geoff Boucher tweeted "Harrison Ford deal? My source says not yet. It will not be for weeks and perhaps months."

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