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?
The current rumor going around is that Bradley Cooper might take over the role of Indiana Jones. Disney has acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise. We all know how much Disney likes putting out movies as soon as they acquire rights, they are already about to enter production for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The two things that are being said it that an Indiana Jones movie is two to three years away, which mean Harrison might not be up for playing that role again, in which case they will have to reboot. Another rumor going around is that if Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford cannot agree on the 5th Indiana Jones movies within a year that Disney will reboot the series.
These are untrue rumors so all the Indiana Jones fans can breathe easy. Slash films had this to say: “We’ve contacted a high-placing source who tells /Film the story is not true.” It is just a rumor, Indiana Jones will not be getting a reboot.