In a new feature from Businessweek, George Lucas more or less admits that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are indeed reprising their roles for the new movies. In fact, the deal’s been done for a while now:
While this certainly not an official announcement from Disney or Lucasfilm It does bode well for the return of the “big three”.
Here’s a brief excerpt from the interview with Palm Beach Illustrated
Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?
What do you think Princess Leia is like today?
Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.
I find it funny that the interview got a HUGE piece of news when Carrie confirmed these rumors but just moved on to the next question.
No doubt there will be some sort of statement forthcoming saying that this isn’t true, it’s just a slip up… nothing to see here… move along.
The place to be this week if you are a fan of sci-fi, comics, pop culture, and general geeky goodness is New York Comic Con which starts on Thursday, Oct 11th. Of course there will be plenty of Star Wars represented at the 4-day con. If you are planning to go to the con, here is your guide to things related to The Galaxy Far Far Away.
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia in the films) will be at the convention on Friday thru Sunday. She will be doing autographs, photo ops and will even be moderating a panel.
Saturday, October 13th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Hall 1B
Sunday, October 14th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hall 1B
Friday, October 12th 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Hall 1B
Saturday, October 13th 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Hall 1B
Sunday, October 14th 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Hall 1B
Carrie Fisher will be moderating a panel about an upcoming film called Violet and Daisy. Saturday, October 13th12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 1A10
Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine in the films) will be at the convention on Saturday and Sunday. He will be doing photo ops and there is a spotlight panel featuring him.
Saturday, October 13th 1:05 PM – 1:50 PM, Hall 1B
Sunday, October 14th 12:20 PM – 12:50 PM, Hall 1B
Ian McDiarmid Spotlight: Sunday, October 14th 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1E13
Seth Green (voice actor in The Clone Wars and producer of Star Wars Detours) will be at the convention on Friday and Saturday.
There will be a special autographing ticket giveaway to meet the creators of Robot Chicken. It will be very limited and on a first come first served basis. Plan to line up early if you want to get Seth’s autograph. Saturday, October 13th 8:00 AM, Queue Hall 1C
There will be a Robot Chicken panel featuring Seth Green. Friday, October 12th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, IGN Theater.
Matt Senreich (producer of Star Wars Detours) will be at the convention on Friday and Saturday.
Just like Seth, Matt will also be part of the special autographing session. Remember to line up early to get your autograph pass. Saturday, October 13th 8:00 AM, Queue Hall 1C
There will be a Robot Chicken panel featuring Matt Senreich. Friday, October 12th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, IGN Theater.
Clare Grant (voice actor in The Clone Wars) will be at the convention on Friday and Saturday. She will take part in the autographing session and Robot Chicken panel with Seth and Matt that are mentioned above.
Phil LaMarr (voice actor in The Clone Wars)
Friday, October 12th 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Autographing Table 7
Phil LaMarr will be appearing on a panel about a new digital comic called The Vision Machine. Friday, October 12th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Room 1A21
Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti in A New Hope)
Friday, October 12th 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Autographing Table 5
Tim Zahn – Author of the upcoming novel Scoundrels, he will appear on the Star Wars Books panel (look below for details). He will also be signing at the Random House booth (#1120).
Friday, October 12th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 14th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Pablo Hidalgo – Author of the recently released Star Wars: Essential Reader’s Companion, he will be on the Star Wars Books panel. He will be signing at the Random House booth (#1120).
Friday, October 12th 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 14th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dan Wallace – Author of the popular Book of Sith, he will be signing at the DK Publishing booth (#932).
Friday, October 12th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 13th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Jason Fry – Author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, he will be signing at the DK Publishing booth (#932) and the Random House booth (#1120).
Friday, October 12th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, DK Booth #932
Friday, October 12th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Random House Booth #1120
Brian Wood – Writer of the upcoming Star Wars comic series, he will appear on the Dark Horse Comics panel “Brian Wood & Dark Horse: From World’s End to the Galaxy’s Beginnings”.
Michael Stackpole – Author of five X-wing novels, he will not be doing any Star Wars focused events but he will appear on one panel.
Blizzard Entertainment Publishing: Saturday, October 13th 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A14
Star Wars Focused Panels
Star Wars Books: Friday, October 12th 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM, Unbound Stage
Official Description: Join New York Times bestselling author Tim Zahn, author of the upcoming novel Star Wars: Scoundrels, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, author of Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion, Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, and Del Rey’s Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss as they discuss the present and future of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Brian Wood & Dark Horse: From World’s End to the Galaxy’s Beginnings: Friday, October 12th 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Room 1A06
Official Description: Dark Horse turns the spotlight on creator, Brian Wood, to discuss both his creator-owned and licensed works at the largest independent publisher!
Ian McDiarmid Spotlight: Sunday, October 14th 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1E13
Official Description: Give in to the Dark Side of The Force! At least for an hour. Ian McDiarmid will be discussing his prolific career and his role as the most ambitious villain ever to grace a galaxy far, far away.
So there will be plenty to check out if you are a Star Wars fan going to New York Comic Con. I hope to see you there!
Welcome back to The Star Wars Report!
On this episode, we talk about the Glee Christmas special featuring everyone’s favorite wookie, Chewbacca!
We also cover a story about a firefighter Mike Stentzel, who suffered a stroke and was comatose for a time. Star Wars fans and members of the 501st helped raise money for him and his family, once again showing what an awesome community of fans we are!
We were joined by a good friend, and staff member/contributor to The Star Wars Report, Peter Morrison, founder and admin of LightSaber Rattling, a wonderful Star Wars blog. He tells us a bit about himself and LightSaber Rattling, and how he became a Star Wars fan! Be sure to check out his site, he has a lot of fun, original content on it!
We also discussed George Takei’s “Star Peace”, his response to the Star Wars vs. Star Trek feud going on right now between Carrie Fisher and William Shatner!
This episode of The Star Wars Report is sponsored by our good friends over at, Toy Hutt. Interested in buying Star Wars toys, games and collectibles over the holidays? Check them out, they have a lot of great stuff! On this episode, Bethany was curious to see if they had a Governor Tarkin figure, she was remembering the Stephen Stanton interview we did a while back!
Also, a man in Oregon attacks holiday shoppers with a lightsaber!? Clearly a rogue Jedi.
“One officer was able to hit the man with his taser, but the suspect then broke the taser wire with his light saber- at which point, the officers grabbed him and wrestled him to the ground.”
Wow, clearly a skilled Dark Jedi at that!
I hope you enjoy this episode of The Star Wars Report!