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George Lucas claims that even before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he signed Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher for Star Wars: Episode VII.

His words. Lucas tells Businessweek that "we had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison - or were pretty much in final stages of negotiation."

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"Maybe I'm not supposed to say that," Lucas added. "I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them."

"I won't say whether the negotiations were successful or not."

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It's always great when a major sex symbol returns to her role thirty-some years later to remind us all that we won't be young forever. On that note: Carrie Fisher has confirmed she will return as Princess Leia for Star Wars Episode VII!

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In an interview, Palm Beach Illustrated asked Fisher if she could confirm that she will be a part of Episode VII, to which Fisher responded simply, "Yes." Fisher has confirmed her involvement then taken it back in the past, so perhaps this should be taken with a small grain of salt.

It has been assumed for a while that the new installment will take place a few decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, with Luke, Leia, and Han all returning. Deals are likely currently being worked out for Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, who recently joined the cast of Anchorman 2.

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Hmm. No wonder the White House won't build a Death Star for us.

At a press conference today, Barack Obama proved that while he may be our coolest-ever President, even he needs to bone up on his pop cultural references.

Speaking to the press about sequestration and forging a bipartisan budget reform agreement, Obama said he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” on Congress.

Maybe because there is no such thing as a Jedi mind meld.

His point: much as he would like to simply MAKE Republican leaders agree to his spending cuts, he is "not a dictator" and you need two sides to compromise.

What Obama probably meant was to reference either the “Jedi Mind Trick” from Star Wars ... or the “Vulcan Mind Meld” from Star Trek often used by Spock.

Points for trying, B. A for effort.

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For the latest movie news, turn to Mark Hamill himself apparently.

The last Jedi standing recently opened up to ET about his possible return to Star Wars in Episode VII, and weighed in on many other topics regarding the film.

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Hamill says there aren't any deals in place for himself, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford returning to Star Wars yet, but Lucasfilm is negotiating with them.

"They're talking to us," Hamill said, and they have for some time.

"George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts."

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Harrison Ford will likely reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, the next installment of the iconic franchise, according to reports!

Rumors that Ford would be returning, along with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, look to be the real deal.

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Hammil and Fisher met with Lucas last year to discuss the new film, which takes place some time after the events of Return of the Jedi (Episode III).

It's unclear what roles Han, Luke and Leia will have in the next trilogy, but Solo is also reportedly the focal point of one of two potential Star Wars spinoffs.

A Han Solo movie and a Boba Fett movie are being planned along with Episode VII, which is set for a 2015 release and will be directed by JJ Abrams.

Are you excited that Harrison Ford & Co. are back on board?

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Cats may be cute, small and innocent-seeming, but like the best of us, they can corrupted by the seductive power of the Dark Side of the Force.

Just ask Jedi Kitten, who demonstrates this in the video below.

Are our beloved pets actually out to get us? Watch what happens when one little guy uses the Force in nefarious ways and ponder that question:

Did Jedi Kitten receive orders from Yoda to do this? Or did he lose control over his powers and decide to antagonize a goldfish and turn on his owner?

So many questions. In related news, there are a pair of Star Wars spinoffs in the works. Hopefully Jedi Kitten can at least get a cameo in one of them.

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In addition to the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the film series can now look forward to Han Solo and Boba Fett spinoffs!

The popular characters will be the focus of stand-alone films to go along with the main series, which will be revived in 2015, according to reports.

Just in time for the completion of the Death Star!

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Writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are working on a script for a Han Solo-centric film, plus a bounty-hunting tale centering on Boba Fett.

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The Death Star, undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking but not on the Obama administration's radar, is now on Kickstarter if you want to help build one.

The Death Star

A recent White House Death Star petition was denied, citing Obama's “we don’t blow up planets” political stance and the potential fiscal nightmare.

Now, a new Kickstarter project wants to pick up those plans, using an open source design effort and trying to raise funding to help make it happen.

A LOT of funding.

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You don't typically associate Legos with racism, but the company has come under fire over its “Jabba’s Palace” Star Wars that some say is offensive.

The Lego racism claims come from the Turkish Cultural Community (TCC) of Austria, which railed against the company for a set it feels is offensive.

Lego Racism?

The group says Jabba's Palace is rife with negative and one-dimensional stereotypes, and the TCC outlined the reasons in a statement on their website:

“The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed."

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The force will soon be with J.J. Abrams.

Despite claiming in November that he would not get behind the camera for Star Wars Episode VII, the beloved director has reportedly had a change of heart.

The Wrap now confirms that Abrams is on board.

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The wildly anticipated film won't come out until 2015, with nothing known regarding the plot or the cast at the moment.

But Abrams was hailed for his reboot of Star Trek two years ago and admitted late last year that the special effect in Star Wars "blew [his] mind" upon initial viewing. He's a big fan.

Is he the right man for the all-important job?

 

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