Star Wars: Episode VII movie will take place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and, while no cast members have been confirmed, the highly anticipated seventh Star Wars film will begin filming in May.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Plot Details

Robert Iger, Chief Executive of Disney, revealed only a few details about the studio’s upcoming Star Wars while speaking at Walt Disney Co.’s shareholders meeting on Tuesday. Other than informing shareholders when the film will take place, only one other plot detail was revealed. Anxious fans have been waiting to hear whether or not actors from the original films would be making appearances in the upcoming trilogy, and Iger finally assured fans that “there will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads.”

Rumors suggest that the “familiar faces” include Star Wars heroes, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). As for the “trio of new young leads,” casting rumors have been left unconfirmed.

Adam Driver, More Audition For 'Star Wars'

Recent reports suggest that Girls star Adam Driver has signed on to play the villain in the new film. Also rumored to be close to signing on is Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights fan favorite Jesse Plemons. Other reports suggest that a veritable parade of talented actors have met with Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O’Connell, Saoirse Ronan and Hugo Weaving. Also in the ring for a role in the historic film are 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o, who is rumored to be in talks for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s daughter or granddaughter.

Though Iger remained tight lipped about Star Wars: Episode VII, he did reveal that Disney is currently working on a third Cars film and a sequel to The Incredibles. Pixar anticipates the films will be ready for release after 2015. Star Wars: Episode VII will be released December 18, 2015.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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