This weekend some news about next years Star Wars Episode VII was released during a conversation at Loyola Marymount University Film School with Head of Walt Disney Motion Pictures Alan Horn. The conversation was for the school’s The Hollywood Masters hosted by the Hollywood ReportersÂ Stephen Galloway that was held on April 2.
During the interview he was asked about the new Star Wars film. Horn said, “we have a lot of them, it’s just not completely done yet.”Â Horn added,Â “Actually, we’re shooting some of it now,”
The cast of the new film has not yet been officially but the Hollywood Reporter have confirmed today that one of the iconic original characters is coming back. Chewbacca will be in Episode VII and will once again be played by Peter Mayhew though it is not yet been officially said by Walt Disney Pictures or Lucasfilm officially.
Star Wars: Episode VII, directedÂ by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan,Â will be set 30 years after the events ofÂ Return of the JediÂ and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces.
The original cast from Episode IV, V and VI such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are all rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved characters. At this time, however, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have only confirmed a single star: R2-D2 in a picture released via social media.