I donít know, I feel like J.J. killed Han off for good. For years there was talk about how Harrison Ford thought Han Solo should have been killed off. He discussed it not too long ago on Jimmy Kimmel Live (you can read about it on wired
or Cinema Blend
, etc). I think J.J. gave Ford what he wanted in Force Awakens.
That would be cool. IMDb doesnít have Ford listed for Episode VIII
, where as it does have Hamill. Do you remember where you heard that?
Even if Ford was cast for the film, I wouldnít put too much stock in it. Mark Hamill and Gwendoline Christie were confirmed as being cast in Episode VII, and we heard Christie speak what, 2-3 lines, and Hamill didnít even get a line. At this point, for all we know Ford could be cast for a flashback scene thatís meant to fill in a missing part of the story.