STAR WARS EPISODE 7 Rumor Round-Up: Late 2015 Release Date Looking Likely, Plus a Casting Call Sheet with Lead Role Descriptions

     November 5, 2013

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The great thing about the current state of social media is just how fast and readily available information has become.  So, for projects that are highly anticipated and equally highly guarded – like, say Star Wars: Episode VII, for example – we’ll take info where we can get it.  Today’s unconfirmed rumors on the new Star Wars installment from director J.J. Abrams include evidence in support of a late 2015 release date, along with a casting call sheet that describes two of the film’s lead roles.  Hit the jump for more.

First up from Dennis Barbie – Director of Retail and D2C @The Walt Disney Company The Netherlands, and unfortunately named @Barbieguitar on Twitter – is possible unofficial confirmation of a late 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII.  (Hat tip to Patrick Keuris, Managing Editor at, The Dutch Star Wars website.)

#StarWars,Saw today some awsome first features/plans of new StarWars 7 movie coming end 2015. #Disney studio role out.
[name redacted] at this moment it is planned for end of CY15 but in the entertainment business you will never know. Might be some changes there.
It’s likely going to be a bit before we hear any official announcement on the release date as the filmmakers and Disney’s distribution team are in disagreement over just when the film will be ready.  Also in the murky realm of obscurity is just who will be cast in the surefire blockbuster.  The latest rumor puts Chiwetel Ejiofor in the running, but a new casting call gives a description of two of the younger leads (via Jedi News):
Take all of the above information with a grain of salt.  We’ll continue to bring you Star Wars news as we receive it, but until the Mouse House decides to grace us with some official announcements, keep a healthy dose of skepticism on hand.  Be sure to check out all of our previous and continuing Star Wars news here.

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