Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was the final installment of what was referred to in the seventies as the trilogy. In modern times with the release of the Star Wars prequels it is considered the sixth film. Either way it is considered the current final film in the Star Wars franchise and as such ties up many lose ends. It stars Mark Hamilton, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher reprising their roles respectively as Luke, Han Solo, and Princess Leia.
The film opens at Jabba the Hutt's palace where Luke is attempting to rescue Han Solo who has been frozen by Jabba. Before too long it is clear that Luke, Leia, C3PO, RD-D2, Chewbacca, and Lando are all in on the escape and soon the group is off to help the Rebel Alliance. The Emperor has built a new Death Star and is seeking to destroy the Rebel Alliance once and for all.
Star Wars fans, here are your new cast members! In an announcement today on StarWars.com, the main cast members of the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" were revealed. The cast is an eclectic one, including some young, up-and-coming stars and some older veterans. Here's the list of new additions: John Boyega Adam Driver Oscar Isaac Andy Serkis Domhnall Gleeson Max Von Sydow Those new cast members will officially join returning Star Wars legends Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2).
Details surrounding the new "Star Wars" installment have been kept pretty hush-hush, but two things have been confirmed: First: that "Star Wars: Episode VII" will take place three decades after "Return of the Jedi." Two: that fans of the original trilogy will recognize at least one "face." R2-D2 is set to return! Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke Tuesday regarding the film, which is set to begin shooting in May, and promises audiences will enjoy "some very familiar faces along with a trio of new, young leads.
“Star Wars” fans, you can rest easy. Your favorite heroes are “pretty much” back for the upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII”. In an interview with Bloomberg Business Week, the father of the “Star Wars” franchise George Lucas let a very juicy tidbit slip. “We had already signed Mark (Hamill) and Carrie (Fisher) and Harrison (Ford) – or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation.” After he realized what he had said, he quickly backpedaled, “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that.
More confusing news about the Disney/LucasFilms merger… are we happy? Are we sad? Are we... worried? What we do know is a new “Star Wars” is already in the mix… despite the uncertainty that seems to be inflicting the die-hardest of the fans. “Star Wars: Episode 7” will be made, whether we love it or abhor it. But maybe this will help: Despite a long history of an open hatred for his role as Han Solo, Harrison Ford has reportedly expressed interest in coming back to the big screen to reprise his smart-alecky character.