Original Stars 'Have Signed For New Star Wars Movie'
George Lucas says Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are on board...
Asked if he had told the original movies' main stars about his megabucks deal with Disney before the fact, he replied: "We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison - or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, 'Look, this is what's going on'.
"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."
But he then attempted to back-track, adding: "I won't say whether the negotiations were successful or not."
It had already been reported that Ford had signed to appear as Han Solo again, but the news was still unconfirmed.
The new movie is being directed by JJ Abrams - who has also helmed two new Star Trek movies.