Carrie Fisher self-confirms the original trio.
Carrie Fisher has confirmed in an interview with US magazine TV Guide that she, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will appear in the new Star Wars film.
After months of whispers and hearsay, this may be the closest to an official confirmation we've yet had that the main original cast members will return in Star Wars: Episode VII.
In the interview, Fisher said she expected to shoot scenes in March or April. Director and co-writer JJ Abrams has previously said that production is due to begin in the UK this spring.
Ford and Hamill will reprise their starring roles from the original trilogy as Han Solo and Luke Skywalker respectively, and Fisher will again star as Princess Leia - where she hoped she would revisit the iconic look beloved of a million teenage boys.
"I'd like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again - but with white hair," she said. "I think that would be funny."
Ford - a close personal friend of Sky Movies, of course - has dropped hints to similar effects in the past. But this is the closest we've come to a stone-clad confirmation.
Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, have yet to officially confirm any cast members or characters - other than R2-D2.
With JJ Abrams recently announcing that the script was complete, it appears that things are now full steam ahead for the sequel, which is set to be released on December 16th, 2015.
[Source: TV Guide]