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.”
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