Is Harrison Ford's return as Han Solo already a done deal?

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Feb 15, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

Whoa! Is Harrison Ford's return to Star Wars: Episode VII as our favorite space smuggler (besides Firefly's Captain "Mal" Reynolds, that is) Han Solo a done deal?

If we believe the scoop over at Latino Review, Harrison Ford’s return as the roguish Han Solo is apparently a done deal, and the 71-year-old actor WILL reprise one of the roles he is most famous for (the other one being, of course, Indiana Jones). Not only that, but apparently the deal is "big," though they have no details to give.

Just a few months back, Ford was reported to have been quite open to the idea of reprising the role of Han Solo, but only if he got to have a death scene.

In early drafts of Return of the Jedi, the character was indeed set to meet his maker, but—as we all know—it never happened.

Ford said to ABC back in 2010, "I thought he should have died in the last one to give it some bottom ... George [Lucas] didn't think there was any future in dead Han toys."

So, what do you think of this news? Do you believe that the return of Harrison Ford as Han in the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII is truly a done deal? Or do you—like us—prefer to get an official confirmation from Disney before starting up that Coruscant cantina music and doing the happy dance?

You can go on ahead to Latino Review for the video reveal, which happens around the seven-minute mark.