UPDATE: Earlier today I posted the info below and shortly thereafter, this brand new photo was released by J.J. Abrams revealing what we suspected – Here’s the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII in this photo of the first table reading along with the casting list on StarWars.com. Abrams (top center right) leads the reading with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Producer Bryan Burk, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Writer Lawrence Kasdan. The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
So, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill all just HAPPENED to be in London this weekend, just as J.J. Abrams’ first installment in the new Star Wars trilogy is about to begin shooting at nearby Pinewood Studios. Harrison “Han Solo” Ford was photographed at London’s Hakkasan and then was seen in Grosvernor’s Square, chatting with crew members from London’s air ambulance. Then Carrie “Leia” Fischer Tweeted “So my dog Gary has been spotted in London, but apparently without me. Who has he been seeing? Let me know if you have any clues.” Finally, Mark “Skywalker” Hamill wasn’t caught out in public but Peter Serafinowicz, the actor who provided the voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, blew Hamill’s cover on Instagram: “Met up with @HamillHimself in London today. I wonder why he’s here.” With this image. No casting news has been confirmed, even though principal photography is starting soon. All three former Star Wars stars have all dropped hints that they are planning to return – so we shall see. (Ford photo, Pacific Coast News; EW)