It is not clear whether Ford's role will be a major part or simply a cameo but according to Latino Review the veteran actor has already signed a deal to appear in one or more of Disney's new movies.
In addition to three new main trilogy movies, Disney is also planning two spin-off films - which could be based around individual characters such as Han Solo or Boba Fett.
Ewan McGregor recently told MTV News that he was keen to star in a Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie
Star Wars: Episode VII is being written by Michael Arndt and will be directed by JJ Abrams.
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