J.J. Abrams has remained extremely tight-lipped about the storyline and cast for the hotly anticipated “Star Wars Episode 7”. Deadline.com has the latest scoop, suggesting that Han Solo will have “a gigantic role in the first of the next three films.” Harrison Ford will likely reprise his role as the iconic character but unfortunately Disney has not responded to the claims. Ford, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) are all expected to reprise their roles for the new trilogy, with lingering corridor talks suggesting that Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian will be back as well.
Deadline adds that the first big table read for “Episode 7” is expected to take place tomorrow in London. Furthermore, Ford was spotted in London over the weekend, just about two weeks before the filming is scheduled to begin at Pinewood Studios. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were also spotted in London around the same time. Should we be exited that Deadline is treating the casting rumors of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill like a done deal in their latest report?
In addition to the iconic trio reprising their roles, Adam Driver is also tapped to join the anticipated sci-fi pic as the central antagonist. John Boyega, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Oscar Isaac is also rumored to join the cast ensemble.
Geek Alert: This Sunday is official Star Wars Day! Rumor has it that we can expect the casting announcement to be made on May 4. Star Wars geeks can expect “Episode 7″ to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Two sequels are set with the first one to follow in 2017, and the second in 2019.
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