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Report: Harrison Ford Interested in "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Harrison Ford is reportedly into the idea of being part of an upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

While the relationship of Han Solo's alter ego to the saga that made him famous is famously strained, Entertainment Weekly reports Ford, like his one-time co-stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, is receptive to the idea of playing some part in a cinematic continuation of the Star Wars universe -- which is now owned and operated by Disney.

"Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," a "highly-placed source" tells the magazine.

While Ford mulls over strapping on Solo's trusty blaster once again, Collider.com is speculating the reason writer-director Matthew Vaughn suddenly dropped out of a follow-up to his successful X-Men: First Class is because he's on a short list of filmmakers vying to call the shots on Episode VII.  While that choice could be seen as logical given Vaughn's background, it's only a rumor at this point.

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