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This Sunday marks a fun day for Star Wars fans around the world. The date is considered by many to be a day to celebrate George Lucas' great science-fiction franchise, as die-hards tweak the date - May 4th - to resemble the series most famous line of repeated dialogue: May the 4th be with you. As a result, many anticipate that this Sunday may be the date chosen by Disney and LucasFilm to officially announce the cast of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Nothing has been confirmed on this front, but regardless we are definitely getting closer and closer to the reveal. Hence why the rumor mill is once again getting busy.
Take, for example, the new report posted over on Deadline. The site says that the first big table read for Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to be held tomorrow in London, which means that all of the actors will be on hand and director J.J. Abrams will presumably be forced to soon reveal his signed-on cast. The report adds that Adam Driver and John Boyega, who were previously mentioned in rumors, are both still in line for large parts, as are Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac and Oxford trained actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Because we know absolutely nothing about the script written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, at this point in time we have no idea what kind of roles the actors might be playing (though it has been previously said that Adam Driver will be the movie's central antagonist).
Interestingly enough, the Deadline report also seems to treat the casting of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill like a done deal, despite the fact that Disney and LucasFilm have yet to make anything official. What's more, the story also adds that Ford actually has a "gigantic role in the first of the next three films," though that's pretty unsubstantiated. It was just revealed earlier today that all three of the original Star Wars cast members have been seen in London, which very well could be because they are reuniting for the Star Wars: Episode VII table read. We can probably expect that every reporter in England will be keeping an extremely close eye on every action the group of stars take over the new few days, but given the level of secrecy surrounding the movie I wouldn't be surprised if J.J. Abrams had the country build a few secret underground tunnels exclusively for members of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast and crew
Principle production on Star Wars: Episode VII will begin very soon, with most of the shooting being done in the legendary Pinewood Studios in England, and Disney and LucasFilm plan to have the movie out in theaters on December 18th, 2015. We expect to hear some very, very big news about this sequel soon, so be sure to stay tuned over the next few days.