Carrie Fisher's comments that she's set to return alongside Original Trilogy stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.Despite the fact that Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII is gearing up to go into production this Spring, we've had very little in the way of news from the eagerly-anticpated sequel, save for
Of course, as we saw with the whole Benedict Cumberbatch / John Harrison mystery on Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams likes to keep his cards close to his chest, and during a chat with The Daily Telegraph the director has spoken about the secrecy surrounding Episode VII.
"[Star Wars] has always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, there'll be some sort of compromise... there's a purity in not knowing every little thing [about a story ahead of time]. We're living in a moment of instant information and a sense of entitlement to that information. I think it's nice to remember that there's nothing wrong with a sense of anticipation."
While a sense of anticipation is all well and good, perhaps Abrams should spare a thought for the fans forced to suffer through wild rumour after wild rumour, and finally give us some casting news? If only to put us out of our misery.