'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been rumoring the return of original cast members since the project was announced, but as the film is taking a new direction now that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over scripting duties, it's possible that the original cast may no longer have a role in the production. Former Jedi Samuel L. Jackson has spoken to Mark Hamill about returning as Luke Skywalker, and revealed that Hamill hasn't spoken to Abrams.
Lucasfilm and Disney will soon kick off production on 'Star Wars: Episode 7' for release in 2015. Original players Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are all, without official announcements, reportedly reprising their roles for the affair, but who are some of the new stars taking on this new trilogy? One person it seems it's not is NBC's new 'Dracula,' Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Even with the recent casting calls and a 2015 release date, 'Star Wars' fans have almost no idea what direction the franchise will take when J.J. Abrams assumes control to deliver 'Episodes 7.' Vaguer still, we've only precious few ideas where the animated arm of the franchise will go with the 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' replacement, 'Star Wars Rebels,' but what does the latest information about the cast say?
A few days ago, a special screening of 'Return of the Jedi' was held at Entertainment Weekly's CapeTown Film Festival and audiences found themselves treated to a special appearance by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Over the course of two Q&As, the beloved actor spoke about his involvement in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and the 'Star Wars' franchise as a whole confirming some information we already unofficially knew and revealing a bit more about the new trilogy.
Are they in or aren't they? That's the biggest question revolving around 'Star Wars: Episode 7' at the moment: is the original cast actually returning? We've heard "confirmations" from various sources, but there's still a large question mark hovering over the matter.
Today we might be a little closer to a definitive answer on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast, coming straight from George Lucas himself.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still a few years away, but it's all the internet can talk about...even though everyone knows nothing about it. In that way, it's kinda comforting to know that Luke Skywalker himself is just as much in the dark as the rest of us! Although the one and only Mark Hamill can't provide us with any hard data on the upcoming 'Star Wars' adventure, he unleashed his two cents on the entire project into the internet.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is quickly becoming the go-to topic of speculation for the 'Star Wars'-speaking world. There are only a few things rumored for the next chapter in the 'Star Wars' saga, but one thing is certain: Mark Hamill and Carrie Fischer have known about plans for a 'Star Wars: Episode 7'-led trilogy for some time now!
The real-life Luke Skywalker was very forthcoming about that information when he revealed a secret meeting that went down last August with Fischer and George Lucas. But it turns out the actor was pressed about a potential 'Star Wars' continuation way back when he was promoting the final movie in the original trilogy, 'Return of the Jedi.'
We were all pretty flabbergasted to hear that a 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was in the works and that Disney would be behind the next big-screen chapter in the 'Star Wars' franchise. But there were a couple people who weren't -- the original Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.