STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Set 30 Years After Jedi

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It sounds like official casting news from Lucasfilm for Star Wars: Episode VII will finally be very close as the first official movie website StarWars.com made the announcement that the flick is going before cameras May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios.

It has also been said that the film takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.

Disney head Bob Iger also confirmed it while speaking at news conference, but the only one cast so far is R2-D2.(Chewbacca will likely return as well).

To recapitulate, Girl‘s actor Adam Driver is the closest to a confirmed cast member to play the primary villain, while Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all but confirmed to reprise their roles in the central plot of the film.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has been mentioned for “a non-Caucasian role” with Jesse Plemons, John Boyega, Ed Speleers, Matthews James Thomas and Ray Fisher as the five key actors in the running for the new lead roles, but nothing official.

The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

To be continued …

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