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It seems like only yesterday when the news hit that Lucasfilm and Disney were to become one with the force. We were all very excited to hear that there would be a continuation of the Star Wars franchise. Perhaps even better and more exciting was the fact that George Lucas would be stepping off and letting others write these new tales. Unfortunately, very little news has come our way over the months. Now, with the movie in full production mode, we are beginning to sense the first signs of life and get more details on concerning what we can expect from Star Wars: Episode VII. Scroll on for the latest and the greatest.

First and foremost, a list of the casting, both confirmed and rumored. This news comes from us via MarketSaw, which has proven mostly reliable in the past, but be aware that it’s still not officially confirmed by Darth Mouse.

Ian McDiarmid
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Mark Hamill
Warwick Davis
Benedict Cumberbatch
Gary Oldman

Also coming from MarketSaw, some info on pre-production:

Many Star Wars pre-production issues, an ‘inadequate’ central story which nobody would stamp off on, a problematic initial release date and an ‘indecisive’ director with the hardest gig in the industry. It’s not going to be a cakewalk, but it will be a product shipping with the majority of its original parts.

And finally, they claim to have some info on the story:

Ultimately it’s about twins, and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their father’s footsteps, or at least that is what it used to be, that may come later as I think changes are being undertaken to bring the original cast into the forefront of the story leading to ramifications that lead up to the next generation of Skywalkers.

So still nothing completely set in stone, but there does seem to be at least a little bit of direction. Now all we need to do is sit around and wait for those official confirmations so we can stop scouring the Internet for rumors.

Never fear, for Star Wars: Episode VII will be arriving in less than two years, on December 18th, 2015.

 

Thanks to MarketSaw for keeping ears to the ground.

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