Han, Luke, And Leia All Expected To Return But Their Children Will Be The Stars In EPISODE VII

Han, Luke, And Leia All Expected To Return But Their Children Will Be The Stars In EPISODE VII

Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are all expected to return but as older incarnations. Reportedly, their offspring will be the stars in Episode VII which should make most of you Star Wars fans happy, right?

Showbiz 411 reports that all three original stars from the original series will return in their iconic roles.

"I just got back and saw a story running wild about Harrison Ford playing Han Solo in the new Star Wars revival. No one seems sure about it. I was told some time ago that Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill would be reprising their roles… the three main actors are definitely coming back.

But they won't be the main stars. Here's what they say about the primary players in the next trilogy.

It’s some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (with a presumably better hairstyle), and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters… the bigger question is, which young actors will play their kids?

Admittedly, I'm not much of a Star Wars buff but Luke has a son named Ben and Leia and Solo have three kids, Jacen, Anakin and Jaina. I won't go in to detail here and spoil it for those also unfamiliar with what happens after Episode VI but it's pretty easy to find out with a bit of research. There's nothing too shocking here as most expected the next installment to focus on the children of Han and Luke although there were a few rumors that the series would pick up right where Episode VI left off. More news as the story develops.

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DaenerysTargaryen - 2/16/2013, 4:53 AM
You dont say? Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm pretty sure it was obvious that the original trilogy characters weren't gunna be the main stars. I look forward to some fans getting pissed off at the idea of somebody OTHER than Luke, Leia and Han taking the spotlight.
Hellsing - 2/16/2013, 4:55 AM
what no way I thought we were going to see Old Han, Leia and Luke running around saving the galaxy seriously these so called rumours especially related to the "Episodes" just makes question online journalism, last time I checked stating the obvious that and younger set of actors will be the main focus.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 4:57 AM
"Princess Leia (with a presumably better hairstyle)"

what was wrong with leia's buns?
Hellsing - 2/16/2013, 4:57 AM
Won't be surprised if I see couple of the kids from Super 8 pop up.
Invictor - 2/16/2013, 4:58 AM
Since they're using children, I can picture this as being a galactic version of Super 8, the should get the youngsters from Super 8 to do it.
Invictor - 2/16/2013, 4:59 AM
@Hellsing, ah you beat me to it!
Hellsing - 2/16/2013, 5:02 AM
@Marauder Next time mate, next time. Then again we don't know how young there going to be honest. There kids could easily be in there 20's or 30's by now.
HongKongPooey - 2/16/2013, 5:12 AM
Hellsing - 2/16/2013, 5:16 AM
@HongKongPooey *There.*There*There*There*There*.
SuperDude001 - 2/16/2013, 5:20 AM
Yeah saying 'kids' make them sounds like 10 year olds, realistically I think their children would be early 20s at the least, could be early 30s even.
Although it depends whether they take out of film media into context or create new children for them.
DylansMyDog - 2/16/2013, 5:21 AM
Jedi was 30 years ago so the"kids" won't necessarily be kids. I'd prefer to see them around the age of luke and leia in a new hope.
MrChuff - 2/16/2013, 5:22 AM
"Admittedly, I'm not much of a Star Wars buff but Luke has a son named Ben and Leia and Solo have three kids, Jacen, Anakin and Jaina. I won't go in to detail here and spoil it for those also unfamiliar with what happens after Episode VI but it's pretty easy to find out with a bit of research."

Not being a Star Wars "buff" is why you dont know about the interview Kasdan did stating that they're ignoring the books and starting fresh.
LEEE777 - 2/16/2013, 5:27 AM
Just like the Dark Horse Comics!


We sooooo need the originals back, still wanna get the PHANTOM (bad taste) MENACE outta my mouth :p

STAR WARS Episode VII needs to be the next big thing and will since AVENGERS!

Old Luke (Mark Hamil) [frick] yeah!!!!
LEEE777 - 2/16/2013, 5:29 AM
What DylansMyDog said ^^^

RedLantern659 - 2/16/2013, 5:29 AM
Go read the books their kids are baddasses
Gulon180 - 2/16/2013, 5:29 AM
i just hope queen amidala doesn't condone a course of action that will lead us to war.
yinyangpalms - 2/16/2013, 5:35 AM
Who cares? Unless the next film has a cool scene like this:
Facade - 2/16/2013, 5:39 AM
Has anyone seen Harrison's hair lately?! or should I say hair-plugs?! LOL. Give him a fedora for this one, too! All joking aside...

I just hope Han and Leia have small supporting roles and their children aren't cheap knock offs of their characters. Get good youthful actors and give them a solid story arc, which doesn't have to include their early childhood (learn from the abysmal Ani story of Menace and the wacky-pod racers).

Luke can have a greater role, but nothing more than Obi Wan's or Yoda's from Empire or Jedi. Use him for the Joker in a Batman reboot!
Inhuman - 2/16/2013, 5:41 AM
nah it cant pick up right after 6. they are too old. it has to be many years after 6, like 25 years after 6. the kids have to be in their late teens-early twenties for this to work
marvel72 - 2/16/2013, 5:45 AM
that's how it should be,a passing of the torch sort of movie.
jatfly - 2/16/2013, 5:48 AM
its the natural progression it has to be the Skywalker and Solo Kids. I think this can be the best set of movies if done right. I don't think they will stick to the kids from the book but if they do, there will be a lot of good stories..
marvelman64 - 2/16/2013, 5:57 AM
children huh? So Star Wars episode 6 will be base on the young jedi knights story then.
NeoBaggins - 2/16/2013, 5:57 AM
A beautiful thing to see STAR WARS move out of the CLONE WAR era (the Dark Times indeed) and move forward from the classic trilogy with it's original cast.

Shadowelfz - 2/16/2013, 6:01 AM
As long as they dont bring in some douchebag CW actors or have the kids be 'kidds' then I'm fine with it.
DukeAcureds - 2/16/2013, 6:02 AM
Yes, this makes me happy, this is how it always should have been. So far, so good. Been waiting for this for 20 years, now. I always knew they'd do it, eventually. Even when Lucas said that he was cancelling the final trilogy, I knew it would still happen.
So far, so good.
StrangerX - 2/16/2013, 6:08 AM
this does not make me happy
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/16/2013, 6:09 AM
TheLight - 2/16/2013, 6:17 AM
The kids as the protagonist. I'm a fan of the EU but this is definitely Disney grabbing Lucasfilm by the balls. No good will come of this.
polarkyle - 2/16/2013, 6:22 AM
Prequels were about anakin. The originals were about Luke so I guess this new trilogy will be about Luke's son ben skywalker
KelvTwelve - 2/16/2013, 6:26 AM
They said THEIR CHILDREN and THEIR KIDS, they never said just KIDS. It's most likely they'll keep their actors in their 20's, or teenagers the most part, but I mean, with the actors being 60 and all, the kids are PROBABLY going to be grown up, but just the sons and daughter of the main 3.
NeoBaggins - 2/16/2013, 6:28 AM
It doesn't mean they will literally be "kids", but offspring of the main characters. After the shitfest that was the Phantom Menace, I'd be surprised if Disney went down that route. The entire destruction of the preqquels is based on Lucas' need to make Anakin a baby in the "first" film.
mrHJK - 2/16/2013, 6:33 AM
People need to stop assuming that they're going to adapt the Expanded Universe as VII, VIII, IX.
Danbojohnj - 2/16/2013, 6:34 AM
If Leia's kid has webbed feet and is called Jethro then we know Luke is the father.
sameoldthing - 2/16/2013, 6:35 AM
I wanna see a movie called.."I Was A Teenage Wookie".
marvel72 - 2/16/2013, 6:39 AM
chewbacca must return he was the first star wars figure i had brought for me when i was little.
Danbojohnj - 2/16/2013, 6:40 AM
Nathan Fillion for Han jr.
SpectacularJoSh - 2/16/2013, 6:42 AM
NO KIDS!! CHILDREN RUINED THE PREQUELS!!!!! [frick] KIDS!!! Wait...that came out wrong.

DoodPool - 2/16/2013, 6:42 AM
They need a good mix of both casts or this movie will fail. You need youth, but old or not people want to see the old cast.
nach1wan - 2/16/2013, 6:43 AM
@sameoldthing there's an arc of young jedi in the clone wars, one of them is a young wookie... but i doubt he's even a teenager =D
nach1wan - 2/16/2013, 6:44 AM
if it is their offspring it shouldnt be the ones from the EU... its supposedly an origin story after all
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