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In November, we reported that Harrison Ford was open to returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.  Today, we've learned that the scruffy nerdherder Han Solo will likely appear in the upcoming, long-awaited sequel.  This casting clues us in to at least a few details about the script.  First, at some point we have to see what takes place about 35 years after Return of the Jedi.  It doesn't mean the film will begin or take place during that time, and Han Solo's appearance may be a flashback, but if I recall correctly, there wasn't a single flashback in any of the previous Star Wars films.  The most you got was a recording of events that had already happened. Hit the jump for more.  Ford will be seen later this year in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, the thriller Paranoia, and the adaptation of Ender's Game. [Update: Trusted reporter Geoff Boucher now says that this is far from a done deal. More after the jump.] [Update: Geoff Boucher, who recently moved from the La Times to EW, Tweeted that his source tells him Ford's involvement is not yet a done deal, and might not be for some time: Harrison Ford deal? My source says not yet."It will not be for weeks and perhaps months." — Geoff Boucher (@geoffboucher) February 15, 2013   Though the actor's return is not guaranteed just yet, Boucher's update does confirm that Ford has indeed been approached about reprising his role.  Here's hoping he ultimately decides to sign on.  Our original story follows below.] Latino Review is reporting »


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