Harrison Ford has "gigantic" part in Star Wars: Episode VII

News Simon Brew
29 Apr 2014 - 06:30
Han Solo

Star Wars: Episode VII casting round-up: Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and Zac Efron all set for JJ Abrams' movie then?

So then: the smart money increasingly seems to be on Disney making a big formal Star Wars: Episode VII announcement this Sunday. That's May 4th, which has long since been decreed Star Wars day. Casting and further details of the film are expected that day. [Turns out the announcement came today].

That said, more pieces of the Star Wars: Episode VII puzzle are falling into place anyway. Deadline, for one, is now reporting that Harrison Ford's Han Solo is set to take a "gigantic" role in the new movie, which will also see Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill reprising the roles of Leia and Luke. Inevitably, no further details are forthcoming yet, but a lot of Han Solo is unlikely to be seen as a bad thing.

Furthermore, the latest casting rumour suggests that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac is to take a major role in the new film. Adam Driver is already believed to be in place as a villain, and rumours continue to circle the involvement of John Boyega and young Maisie Richardson-Sellers too.

Finally, Zac Efron - on promotional duties for the movie Bad Neighbors - has been asked about rumours linking him to Star Wars. And whilst he was cagey on the story, he didn't outright deny it. In fact, he said that "there's irons in the fire, so to speak. I don't like to talk about anything too early because you know, it takes a while to get these things done right, and who knows?"

Make of that what you will...

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