Original ‘Star Wars’ Cast Will Probably Be in the New ‘Star Wars’

Awww, the Star Wars gang is getting back together! While Carrie Fisher shared the news this week that she’ll be in the newest Star Wars film (I think we’re on, like, episode eighteen or something?) directed by J.J. Abrams, a lot of people (myself included) thought, "Uh, huh. OK, sure." But now an interview with George Lucas makes it sound like the casting is a given.

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek (via Vulture), Lucas shared probably too much information:

Asked whether members of the original Star Wars cast will appear in Episode VII and if he called them before the deal closed to keep them informed, Lucas says, “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’ ” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”

You know what, George? Why don’t you keep that mouth buttoned and get back to us when everything’s settled. And I mean everything. Billy Dee Williams or bust!

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