We aren't sure who our newbie Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens stars are quite yet, but we do know that the oldies - notably , and are making their way back to the space saga.
Now, I'm JUST as euphoric as everyone else about this, but let's remember one thing here - it's been 30 (!) years since Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. Can we expect our veteran stars to be in shape for all the lightsaber-jousting and high-octane action the new film will require?
It appears like the producers of the forthcoming film have had this thought, and The Sun (take everything with a pinch of salt here) have reported that and will be provided with a nutritionist and fitness trainers to get into shape for the role. Interestingly, it's reported that , the man behind Han Solo, and the oldest of the trio (a sprightly 70!), reportedly doesn't need to undertake the same regime as the others. This makes sense, given Ford was as recently as 2008 back in the saddle as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and in 2011 as the tight-fisted Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde in Cowboys & Aliens. Fisher and Hamill, in comparison, haven't faced the highly-physical exertion of a summer blockbuster in a very LONG time.
Summer blockbuster shoots are a strenuous activity for any actor to undertake, so a little bit of light training should be helpful for the two stars. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here though: this, obviously, won't be pre-Twilight sort of training.
Regardless, I'm still excited that they are all coming back - even if it is months-old news! Don't muck it up, Mr Abrams!
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