Even though Alan Horn refused to tell us anything about that casting for Star Wars: Episode VII we have found out that Peter Mayhew who plays Chewbacca will be returning. Carrie Fisher is confirmed to be coming back, no official word on Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill but it has been reported they will be returning. There is no way to have Chewbacca without Han Solo so Ford would have to be returning.
If Chewbacca is going to be in the story that they would be choosing a story line before the Yuuzhan Vong war or the Yuuzhan Vong war story line itself. If they are choosing an extended universe story line then the Yuuzhan Vong war would be a good one because it can lead into the Darth Cadeous story line. Both story lines feature the Solo/Skywalker family.
I guess we will see exactly what they are planning on doing with the movie as more news and trailers come out. I know I am happy to hear that Chewbacca will be returning.
Who else is excited to hear Chewbacca will be returning?