Date: 28th March 2013

Star Wars Sequel: Ford's Lips Are Sealed.

Harrison Ford has frustrated Star Wars fans by refusing to say anything about his role in the forthcoming movie.

Disney, which bought Lucasfilm last year, is shooting three more films in the Star Wars series - Episodes VII, VIII and IX.

It is also producing a number of spin-off films, which are expected to either feature some of the lesser characters or explore the back story of the major ones.

Ford, 70, who played Han Solo in the original trilogy, is widely tipped to reprise the role in Star Wars Episode VII.

When he was aked how he felt about the several films that are in the works, Ford responded: "I don't feel anything at the moment yet."

All Ford would do was praise J.J. Abrams, who is swapping Star Trek for Star Wars in order to direct the first of the new movies.

"I think he's fantastic," Ford said. "I did his first movie, Regarding Henry, with Mike Nichols. A wonderful talent. Extraordinary guy."

Abrams wrote the screenplay for that film, in which Ford played a lawyer who survives a shooting, while Nichols was the co-producer and director.

It has now been 22 years since Abrams worked with Ford on Regarding Henry, and the Indiana Jones star was asked whether they had spoken to each other recently.

"About what?" replied Ford with a smirk.

Earlier this month, Star Wars creator George Lucas revealed three members of the original cast - Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher - had been in negotiations to return to the franchise even before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney.

Fisher confirmed she would be coming back as Princess Leia, but Ford was characteristically enigmatic.

He was asked whether he had been surprised by that announcement - to which he made the universal zipping-my-lips sign.

When he was asked what it would take to get him to commit to play Han Solo again, Ford said: "Um, I don't even want to discuss that. It's great. Ain't it great?"

Source: Press Release