First Posted: May 13, 2013 11:59 PM EDT

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt may play Han Solo in the new "Star Wars Episode 7" Film.

According to the Digital Spy "The Dark Knight Rises" actor could play Han Solo in a standalone movie on the character and in Episode 7.

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The rumor comes after E! Online revealed that Disney said the film "will be based on an original story-in other words, not from any of the many books, comics or graphic novels that have supplemented the sweeping story."

Gordon-Levitt has yet to confirm or make a statement about the rumors. However other actors rumored to play Solo include Nathan Fillion, James Franco, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling.

Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are also rumored to star in the film after franchise creator George Lucas stated they would return. Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels have also shown interest in reprising their role but have not been approached.

"Star wars Episode 7" is currently in pre-production with J.J Abrams attached to direct and set to shoot in the early part of 2014.  The production team has recently revealed that they will shoot in UK; Scotland will be one of the major points of interest. Location scouts stated ""Location bosses feel Scotland possesses stunning scenery perfect for movie backdrops. They will look great on the big screen and the rock formations will replicate the perception of mountainous planets. It will be the first time Star Wars has ever been shot north of the border."

Abrams also announced that composer John Williams would likely return to score the iconic series; he also hinted that he may be collaborating with Lucas on the new film.

Kathleen Kennedy is on board to produce the film while Academy Award winner Michael Arndt will write the script.

"Star Wars Episode 7" will be released it in 2015 by Disney.

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