Does Han Solo Have A Much Larger Role Than Luke And Leia in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

While it was no surprise that the core three cast members from the original trilogy were coming back, it may be a surprise to find out that Han Solo is going to have "a significantly larger role" than Luke and Leia in Episode VII. Hit the jump for more!

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By MrBlackjack - 5/9/2014

It's been a well known fact that the original cast was going to return for Star Wars: Episode VII, but the size of their roles has still remained a seceret. According to previous rumors, JJ Abrams minimized the role of the original cast members role to make room for the new cast. However, according to Entertainment Weekly, Han will have a far larger role than Luke and Leia.

But the involvement of all three was considered so vital, George Lucas himself met with them — including Ford — before the Disney sale to recruit their participation. And he got it, along with vows to keep that hush-hush until the appropriate time (less successful in Fisher’s case.) Even more significant, Han Solo won't just be a walk-on. While Hamill and Fisher will boast strong supporting parts, Ford will join three of the young stars as one of the leads in the story, according to several sources close to the film. Bonus points to anyone who gets to say to him, “She’s fast enough for you, old man.”


Does this come as a shock to you? Could this hint at the possibility that Han could bite the dust in the next film? Sound off below!
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sameoldthing - 5/9/2014, 4:10 PM
Han has bigger role?....he knows.
MrMartinMarvel - 5/9/2014, 4:13 PM
That sounds pretty freaking cool!
ruadh - 5/9/2014, 4:13 PM
Not a shock. It sounded like that was being implied earlier.

I hope people can put to rest the whole "I bet Han dies" stuff, since it's based on Ford's wishes from 30 years ago.
TheAbaryMan369 - 5/9/2014, 4:14 PM
I don't mind as long as Luke's son is the lead. Prequel trilogy focused on Anakin and original trilogy focused on Luke, so it would make sense for the sequel trilogy to continue with the tradition of keeping a Skywalker as the lead.
staypuffed - 5/9/2014, 4:15 PM
Nice find, MrBlackJack!
SuperCat - 5/9/2014, 4:16 PM
Not really surprised.
AlexanderLykins - 5/9/2014, 4:18 PM
Not surprised. Luke and Leia already have large enough "roles" if you ask me.
MrBlackjack - 5/9/2014, 4:19 PM
Finally got that damn gif to work.
MrNiklander - 5/9/2014, 4:21 PM
I dont mind let the new blood shine though
Indy - 5/9/2014, 4:24 PM
larger role?

Indy - 5/9/2014, 4:25 PM
Nice find!
SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:31 PM
I hope its a road trip movie with a cranky Han and Crankier Chewbacca
SimyJo - 5/9/2014, 4:32 PM
Yep, He has a leading role and he will sacrifice himself for the other's survival - because thats how Ford wanted Solo to go out at the end of Return of the Jedi and he has been grumbling and moaning in interviews about not getting his way for decades. The Han Solo character will die 100% - Harrison Ford probably went so far as to get it in writing on his contract.
DuckNation - 5/9/2014, 4:33 PM
Not really all that surprising
Omarvls - 5/9/2014, 4:34 PM
Really?

Can we get some news on DC/WB BvS and Justice League or maybe Marvel can release GotG trailer #2

SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:34 PM
@SimyJo

That doesnt sound like Ford! He usually doesnt give a [frick] about hos past roles.

I love him for it. He is pretty much real life Han!
Comedian03 - 5/9/2014, 4:40 PM
"Does Han Solo Has A Much Larger Role"

Can he also haz cheezburger?
SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:40 PM
Just noticed

"Does Han Solo Has A Much Larger Role"
SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:40 PM
Lol Comedian03

Bastard
MrBlackjack - 5/9/2014, 4:42 PM
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucck I'm working on it.
SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:42 PM
Work harder BlackJack!
SidTheSloth - 5/9/2014, 4:44 PM
While youbwere typing those extra "U"s you coulda been fixing the title!
npamusic - 5/9/2014, 4:48 PM
Has.. Haz... lulz
Wingding - 5/9/2014, 6:36 PM
Frick, I don't want him to die :( Guess it was bound to happen...
ruadh - 5/9/2014, 7:47 PM
"I hope people can put to rest the whole "I bet Han dies" stuff, since it's based on Ford's wishes from 30 years ago."

Yep...that was clearly too much to hope for.

The reason for him wanting Han to die in the early 80's is no longer valid.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/9/2014, 9:25 PM
He signed a three picture deal according to a production designer I know
xfan320 - 5/9/2014, 9:50 PM
I'm sure he's gonna be the one driving the kiddies to the pool...


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Han Solo playing babysitter ONE more time!


Probably killed in this movie or by the end of the trilogy fo sho!
xfan320 - 5/9/2014, 9:53 PM
Odds are, Luke is the one that convinces him to take the mission too...
batz11 - 5/10/2014, 3:02 AM
He's the only one of the three that doesn't look like a crypt-keeper...
loki668 - 5/10/2014, 3:22 AM
"Less Successful in Fisher's Case"

Wasn't that the name of her autobiography?
Floke - 5/10/2014, 10:05 AM
I am not going to make jokes about how Mark and Carries roles looks larger.. And no jokes about force feeding and lightsabers either "That's no moon.. its Lei.. nope wont do that either.
sansClaymore - 5/10/2014, 11:32 AM
these are not the droids your looking for.

PhilipG - 5/10/2014, 11:41 AM
Bring him on!!

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