A disturbance in the force has been felt reverberating from London. Three people who are synonymous with the franchise have coincidentally all turned up in London, just as J.J. Abrams' first installment of the new trilogy is set to begin shooting.
With no casting news yet to be confirmed from Lucasfilm (even though principal photography is imminent) Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford have all dropped hints at their return to the galaxy! It appears now that the rumors of their return could be a reality. You don't have to be a Jedi to put together these clues…
Exhibit A: Han Solo himself was photographed at London’s Hakkasan restaurant on April 24, sans Chewy of course. (No Wookiees in the dining room.) And on Saturday, the aircraft enthusiast was seen in Grosvernor’s Square, chatting with crew members from London’s air ambulance. One has to imagine the intense temptation for somebody to say, “It’s fast enough for you, old man.”
Exhibit B: Carrie Fisher has been fairly vocal in numerous interviews about reprising her role as Princess Leia, openly admitting she planned to visit London to begin filming. So it’s not surprising that she jumped right into the fray voluntarily, tweeting a little tease: “So my do dog Gary has been spotted in London, but apparently without me. Who has he been seeing? Let me know if you have any clues.”
Exhibit C: Mark Hamill wasn’t caught out and about, and didn’t share his presence in London directly. But Peter Serafinowicz, the actor who provided the voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, blew Luke Skywalker’s cover: “Met up with @HamillHimself in London today. I wonder why he’s here.” Then he shared this image, of Hamill sporting a very Jedi-esque look:
This also comes after Alan Horn, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, in an interview with Bloomberg TV teased and tantalized stating:
“almost complete. We’re not prepared to announce it yet, but we will be very shortly announcing what we’re doing.”
Does this mean that the original trio are making a return to a galaxy far far away? Surely this is proof and not just mere coincidence.