In what seems like an official confirmation that will finally put a little bit of sense into all the rumors that have been flying around, George Lucas himself has revealed that they are already in the final stages of negotiations with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill. All three actors were under talks to reprise their original Star Wars roles for Episode VII.
All three were already rumored to be in talks over the last few months, with the actors themselves providing various levels of unofficial confirmations, but now things are coming straight from the horse’s mouth:
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison,” says Lucas. “Or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ Maybe I’m not supposed to say that.
“I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them. I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”