Disney/Lucasfilm Confirm “Familiar Faces” in Star Wars VII, But No Names

Disney and Lucasfilm just announced that primary production for the new Star Wars movie is slated to begin in May, at Pinewood Studios in England. If you remember, this is where the original movies were filmed, and then when the prequels were announced, production switched to Fox Studios in Australia. I personally think that it’s great they are back in England. To me it gives it a coming home feeling. But there was another bit of news that made me even more interested in this announcement.

According to the post, which also gave a time line of the Star Wars franchise,  the new movies will take place 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi. But with rumors of the expanded Star Wars Universe getting the axe treatment, it’s doubtful we’ll see anything like the events in the books Heir to The Empire series Timothy Zahn wrote. Though it would be kind awesome to see Thrawn on the big screen. But buried on the last line of the announcement, was a reference to the casting for the movie. No names were given out, but a particular phrase caught many people’s and my attention.

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Screengrab from Star Wars.com

Very familiar faces? Could this mean that all those rumors about the original cast could be true? Could we see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamil reprise their roles? And what about Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Billy Dee Williams? Could they be back as well?

What do you think this means? And are you ready for it? I am!


About BIG Rich Lawrence

The guy who keeps this joint running, and digital hipster, because meat space is soooo old!

Posted on March 19, 2014, in Entertainment, Movies, Nerd Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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