This will likely be bigger news to "Star Wars" geeks than any dumb old presidential election.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Harrison Ford is open to bringing Han Solo back to life on the silver screen in 2015.
"Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," , a source close to the just-announced "Star Wars" sequel told the magazine, referring to Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, the trio that starred in George Lucas's first three Star Wars films.
As for Hamill, he's now an in-demand voice actor; and Fisher used a gift for acerbic memoir to deliver "Postcards from the Edge" and "Wishful Drinking."
Unlike his co-stars, Ford, who was 35 when the Star Wars franchise was launched, became a Hollywood megastar. But for some reason Ford, now 70, hasn't disguised his disdain for Solo. "As a character he was not so interesting to me," the frosty Ford explained in an ABC interview in 2010.
Stop it ... (sniff). You STOP IT HAN SOLO!
Solo was actually supposed to be killed off in early outlines for "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi," a decision that would have upset many, many fans and ewoks. As Ford told ABC in the same interview: "I thought he should have died in the last one to give it some bottom ... George didn't think there was any future in dead Han toys."
Ha Ha Ha (I laugh nervously, clutching a Han Solo action figure in each hand).
No, really. I am.
Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm in a $4.05 billion deal, sees plenty of retail future with the "Star Wars" franchise, and the media giant will certainly be offering a stellar payday to coax Ford back to the series.
Entertainment Weekly also pointed out that Ford might be drawn back by changes at Lucasfilm, where the respected Kathleen Kennedy is taking over as company president and as executive producer of the "Star Wars" series, while Lucas will take on a consultant role, leaving the director's chair for someone else.
In other words, having aliens in the last Indiana Jones movie was stupid.
A source told EW that Ford won't engage in serious contract talks until there's a script and director in place.
Still, Ford signaling any interest has to warm the hearts of wannabe Jedi everywhere.