We here at The Nerd Signal have had a policy of ignoring pretty much all of the Episode VII rumors because they’ve all been bullshit (same goes for the Fantastic Four reboot). We like to not post stories that aren’t true, if possible. Call it a quirk.
Today though, we have something that’s actually true about the new Star Wars film to tell you. Not much, but something.
At the Disney shareholders meeting Bob Iger told the people with more money than any of us will ever see that Star Wars: Episode VII will take place 30 years after Jedi and R2D2 is the only character cast. He also talked up the concept art (which was not shown).
A press release followed, which confirmed the May start date for the film’s production, adding that, “[Episode VII] will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.”
Will those familiar faces be Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford? The thirty year time difference jibes with their real-world aging (and Hamill and Fisher have both said they’re involved). Or will they just be R2 and 3PO, who have appeared in every episode?