Pretty much as soon as Disney announced that they had bought LucasFilm and were making a new Star Wars movie, everyone who had ever been in a Star Wars film was being linked to a return. There was plenty of talk about Harrison Ford reprising his role as Han Solo and the actor himself admitted that he would be interested in returning.
Now, it has been reported, by the guys over at Latino Review, that Harrison Ford has signed on to reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII. However, neither Disney, J.J. Abrams or Harrison Ford himself have yet to confirm the report, so take it with a pinch of salt.
If the report does turn out to be true, then it would give us a better idea of when Star Wars: Episode VII is going to be set, as Harrison Ford is now 70 years old. This means that the new Star Wars film would be set quite some time after Return of the Jedi and could also lead to Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher signing up.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams, based on the screenplay, which is currently being developed by Michael Arndt, and is due to be released in 2015, although Abrams has admitted that he would move the release date if necessary.