Star Wars Episode 7 is all set to roll cameras in May 2014. "Disney and Lucasfilm announced last month that "principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London's historic Pinewood Studios. It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time."
And now the three original cast members of Star Wars was spotted in London over the weekend. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill were seen in London. Director J.J. Abrams is said to start the shooting of Star Wars Episode 7 at the nearby Pinewood Studios.
What does this mean? Is it a coincidence?
The presence of three members of the original Star Wars cast raises many questions. And this is so especially at a time when Lucas Films is reportedly going to start shooting the next episode of its Star Wars series.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford played the roles of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo respectively in the original Star Wars series. And these three actors have also dropped hints publicly that they are planning to return in the next Star Wars Episode 7.
Entertainment Weekly has gathered some hints that these three stars are going to work again in Star Wars Episode 7 with director J.J. Abrams.
Firstly, Harrison Ford was spotted at London’s Hakkasan restaurant on April 24th. And then on April 26th, Ford was photographed while chatting to the pilots of London's Air Ambulance in Grosvenor Square. See the photo for yourself in a tweet below.
Harrison Ford chatting to the pilots of London's Air Ambulance in Grosvenor Square https://t.co/YJqX3KscBh— Matthew Bell (@kertappa) April 26, 2014
Secondly, Carrie Fisher has publicly announced in many interviews that she plans to visit London to start shooting for Star Wars Episode 7. And she also posted a tweet about the situation.
So my do dog Gary has been spotted in London, but apparently without me. Who has he been seeing? Let me know if you have any clues.— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) April 26, 2014
Thirdly, Mark Hamill was also said to be in London. Mark did not directly inform the media that he is in London. But the Darth Maul voice over actor, Peter Serafinowicz, tweeted a picture of Mark Hamill with the caption: “Met up with @HamillHimself in London today. I wonder why he’s here.” See the tweet below.
All these clues strongly suggest that these original cast members of Star Wars are going to be a part of Star Wars Episode 7. However, Disney studio boss Alan Horn said last week that the cast for the new trilogy of films was “almost complete.” And this cast would be announced soon. Let’s wait and see what will happen next. Star Wars Episode 7 will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.