STAR WARS EPISODE VII Getting Close To Locking In A Cast; Harrison Ford Said To Have A Major Role In The New Trilogy

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Star-Wars-VII_placeholder-bannerStar Wars news has been a little bit few and far between this past couple of week. Mainly that has to do to JJ Abrams and his super secret way of handling things. However, today is the first scheduled table read for Episode VII, and many people around Hollywood say it’s only a matter of time before we get an offical confirmation on the cast.

Oscar IsaacIt was reported a while back that Girls star Adam Driver and Attack Of The Block star John Boyega have joined the newest continuation of the Star Wars mythology. But another new name is being thrown out there as well in the form of Inside Llewyn Davis actor Oscar Issac. What their roles in the upcoming new trilogy has been shrouded in mystery. There has been mention that Driver will be a villain in the new trilogy though.

han-solo-crucibleThe biggest news from the Deadline report doesn’t have to do with any new casting at all. As a matter of fact it has to do with one of the actors from the original trilogy who most thought would never reprise their roll. Harrison Ford is said to have not only a major part to play in the upcoming movie, but in the entire new trilogy. Ford has long been pretty staunch that he had little interest in returning to the Star Wars franchise, but Disney and LucasFilm must have a pretty satisfying arc for Han Solo to get him to sign back on for such a major part.

Once again, since it’s JJ Abrams all information around the new Star Wars movies are under pretty heavy lock and key. It has been long rumored that joining Ford will be his cohorts from the first set of films, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Although Disney has not officially confirmed any one for the film, other than Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca. While details are scarce, we will keep you up to date on all things Star Wars as they drop here at Comic Book Therapy.

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Source : Deadline