Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars Episode VII
5 Of 8 Will The Original Cast Appear?
Though an official announcement hasn't been made yet, all signs point to Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher reprising the roles of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia for the sequel. In a March interview, George Lucas said the production "had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in the final stages of negotiation," though he refused to confirm that the negotiations had been successful.
The weeks following Lucas' interview were full of hints that the franchise's original actors are already set to appear. Last April, Harrison Ford told the Daily News that he "can't say," but that that he's "excited about possibly returning." Later that month, Fisher told a crowd in Calgary that she's happy Episode VII is happening "because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape." A March 2014 press release confirmed that Episode VII will "feature some very familiar faces." In short: It's not technically confirmed, but you can safely assume that all three actors will appear in the film. There is, however, one familiar character that Abrams has confirmed: R2-D2.
6 Of 8 Who is Adam Driver Playing?
According to a February 2014 report in Variety, Girls star Adam Driver is on the verge of accepting a role as the film's villain, who is "in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader." The report also adds that the character will likely appear in more than one of the new Star Wars films. Though Driver's role hasn't been confirmed by Disney, he's the only actor who has been publicly discussed in connection with the character, and his Girls costar Lena Dunham tweeted a congratulations, so it's looking pretty likely.