'Star Wars' fans could have one more reason to celebrate the return of the intergalactic blockbuster, as another familiar face from the original line-up hints that he could be on board for the seventh film.
C3PO (Anthony Daniels) did his best to help Master Luke (Mark Hamill) in the original 'Star Wars' series
Anthony Daniels, who played sentimental robot C3PO in all six of the preceding blockbusters (although in 'The Phantom Menace' only with his voice), has told Digital Spy:
"Look, it's all very early days and I don't want to wear anybody out by speculating or letting you waste your energy by saying 'What do you think?'
"I'm certainly not sitting by the phone, but it's always nice when it rings. Do you know what I mean?"
The British actor, who has built a solid thirty-year career out of his beloved portrayal of the gold-plated protocol droid, driven to distraction by R2D2, told Digital Spy that the advent of the seventh film under Disney was a "wonderful thing to happen" and that he thought it would be in very safe hands with director JJ Abrams.
Harrison Ford played Han Solo in the original series...
Meanwhile, Harrison Ford, who played space pilot Han Solo in the original, his breakthrough role helping turn him into one of Hollywood's biggest stars, has also been talking about his return to the series. WATCH what he has to say above.
Forget it, everyone; it's Claflin-town. (See "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Snow White and The Huntsman," "Catching Fire" and his vest.)
When you stop laughing about Crawford, consider that before "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," Harrison Ford was best known for playing horndog hotshot Bob Falfa in "American Graffiti."
Give <a href="http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Who-Should-Play-Young-Han-Solo-35567.html">CinemaBlend editor Katey Rich</a> credit for this one: "Hedlund is 29 and could play younger if need be, and has both the good looks and the physicality to convincingly grow up to become Harrison Ford."
DeHaan looks like a young Leonardo DiCaprio IRL and <em>acts</em> like a young Ryan Gosling in "The Place Beyond The Pines." He's sneaky old (27), but why couldn't he grow up to be Harrison Ford, too?
Because Josh Holloway and Nathan Fillion are too old.
Squint and he kind of looks like Harrison Ford. (Also, thanks to the terrible "Smash" season premiere ratings, he'll have some free time on the calendar soon enough.)
Because every list of young actors under 30 needs two Hemsworths.
Here's No. 2.
Eddie Redmayne looks nothing like Harrison Ford, and is so British that he probably bathes in Earl Grey. That said, the "Les Miserables" star is knocking on the door of franchise stardom: he was on the "short lists" for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Hollywood executives want to give this guy a big shot -- and his work with the Wachowskis in "Jupiter Ascending" could be the launching pad to "Star Wars."
Find and replace on the Redmayne blurb.
Call him a poor man's Redmayne. Levi has been on the cusp of fame for awhile, and -- better yet -- has instant cred with the Comic-Con crowd thanks to his role on "Chuck." Unfortunately, he might be too old to play a guy younger than Harrison Ford in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." (He's already 32.)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K00w_OjcaMg">That scene in "(500) Days of Summer."</a>
From John McClane, Jr. to young Han Solo?
After getting peed on by Nicole Kidman, Efron deserves a break.
Not only could he pass for young Harrison Ford, but he possesses a youthful enthusiasm despite his age (25) that suits the character.
No movie would suffer from having Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead. (Except maybe "Savages.")
If Kitsch is busy.
Real talk for one second: Skylar Astin is your next big movie star. He oozes charisma, looks the part of a space smuggler <em>and</em> gives the Han Solo movie a connection to "Pitch Perfect."
If at first you don't succeed ...