It seems the rumors are true. Mark Hamill, who played the original Luke Skyalker in "Star Wars," has confirmed he, Harrison Ford and Carrier Fisher are in talks to reprise their roles in an upcoming film.
The actor has also revealed that franchise creator George Lucas insisted the iconic characters be written out if the actors didn't want to be included in Episode VII.
Hamill told "Entertainment Tonight:" "They're talking to us. George 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 - they would write us out.
"We haven't signed any contracts. We're in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed."
J.J. Abrams will be directing the new film. Asked how Luke Skywalker may be involved in a new film, Hamill guessed: "I'm assuming, because I haven't talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring - like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan (Kenobi) range... I'm going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots."
Earlier this month, Walt Disney Co. Chairman & CEO Bob Iger confirmed speculation that Disney is working on stand-alone films based on Star Wars characters, not part of the main 9-part saga.