Bloomberg Businessweek recently posted a large article which gave an in depth look at Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm. In the article George Lucas himself had some interesting things to say in regards to the returns of Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to the roles they helped create in the original trilogy. His quote can be read below.
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said. “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.”