That being said, it stands to reason that Carrie Fisher's other statement yesterday about her Princess Leia character being in an "intergalactic old folks' home" was also a "joke."
The actress revealed in November, just a week after Disney bought LucasFilm for $4 billion, that she was interested in returning. Last month, Mark Hamill revealed that he was coming back for Star Wars: Episode VII as Luke Skywalker, along with Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher. One of these days we'll get a straight answer from someone as to who is and is not returning for director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sequel.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.